For the basketball fan that has everything, the NBA and WNBA are now selling team-branded cloth face masks.
— NBA Store (@NBASTORE) April 17, 2020
There are multiple design options for each team, with the sales benefitting Second Harvest in Canada, and Feeding America in the United States.
“As a global community, we can all play a role in reducing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by following the CDC’s recommendation to cover our nose and mouth while in public,” said Kathy Behrens, NBA President, Social Responsibility and Player Programs. “Through this new product offering, NBA and WNBA fans can adhere to these guidelines while joining in the league’s efforts to aid those who have been directly affected by COVID-19.”
The face coverings, manufactured by FOCO and Industry Rag, are available on NBAStore.com and WNBAStore.com. Each covering is on sale for $14.99, or a pack of three for $24.99, with adult and youth sizes available.
Industry Rag will also donate one face covering for every one purchased to Feeding America and Second Harvest. FOCO will make an additional donation to support the two organizations’ efforts, the NBA said.
Select NBA and WNBA teams will also participate, donating 100% of proceeds from team e-commerce sites to Feeding America and Second Harvest, benefitting the affiliated food banks in their respective cities.
Here’s a look at all the designs: