The Vancouver Whitecaps have sold over $1 million in non-medical facemasks in just one weekend to help save the Vancouver Aquarium.
On Friday, the Whitecaps announced they would selling high-performance, reusable “athletic face masks,” with all net proceeds benefitting the Vancouver Aquarium, which is in danger of permanent closure.
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The masks were an instant hit and over the weekend demand was so high that the aquarium’s e-commerce system became overwhelmed with orders.
If you’re having issues with our online gift store again this morning, please know we’re working on it. Thank you again for your support! We’re doing our best to keep up with your orders and hope to be back online again shortly 💙 pic.twitter.com/4oqFo0HAiK
— Vancouver Aquarium (@vanaqua) April 26, 2020
On Monday, the team said over $1 million in masks were sold in just three days with sales coming from “every province in Canada, and two of the three territories, as well as countries such as Austria, France, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.”
— Whitecaps FC Communications (@VWFC_PR) April 27, 2020
The masks are available online via the Vancouver Aquarium gift shop and range in price from $17.99 to $19.99.