Northern California Teams, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California and Timbuk2 Team up to Donate Face Masks and Bandanas Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, together with its team partners - MLB's San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's, NBA's Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, NHL's San Jose Sharks, MLS's San Jose Earthquakes and NFL's San Francisco 49ers, along with the teams' apparel and merchandise partner Fanatics - and San Francisco-based bag manufacturer Timbuk2 have teamed up to donate 50,000 face masks and bandanas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams and NBC Sports have donated over 10,000 new t-shirts, and Timbuk2 will create cloth face masks and bandanas from the t-shirt material.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City and County of San Francisco recommend wearing a cloth face covering in public settings. Additionally, the CDC encourages the public to reserve N95 respirators and surgical masks for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. For more information, visit the CDC website here and the City and County of San Francisco website here.
Timbuk2 is shifting production from bags to masks, working to fulfill the current demand for 50,000 cloth face coverings which will be donated to Bay Area Community Services, and other groups in need.
Images of the face masks and bandanas being manufactured can be found here.
"We are grateful to partner with the local sports teams and Timbuk2 to provide these critically needed protective masks and bandanas," said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. "We hope this initiative will encourage fans to follow the CDC's guidance on wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, while reserving the supply of medical-grade masks for those on the coronavirus front lines."
"Now more than ever, we must all work together to respond with compassion, solidarity and ingenuity to support the healthcare professionals and other frontline heroes who are working to save lives at the risk of their own," said Emily Raimondi, Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Services of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. "We are committed to unite and protect our community by being a part of this team effort to provide face masks and bandanas, and are thankful for our team partners and Timbuk2's support of this critically important initiative."
"One of our core values is to give a damn about the world around us," said Timbuk2 Head of Marketing, Michelle Nadeau. "When it came time to determine how Timbuk2 could support our local community in fighting this pandemic, shifting our San Francisco manufacturing from messengers to masks and bandanas was a no-brainer. It's been an honor to work with such world-class organizations, and we are proud to support our frontline workers."
• Discuss this story on the Major League Soccer message board...
Major League Soccer Stories from April 24, 2020
- Sounders FC Players and Staff Take Part in Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive at T-Mobile Park - Seattle Sounders FC
- MLS Commissioner Don Garber Talks Return to Play, Rapids Foundation and Success - Colorado Rapids
- Relive a Dramatic Rave Green Comeback on this Saturday's "Sounders FC Classics" Broadcast, Presented by TCL - Seattle Sounders FC
- Stan and Josh Kroenke Announce Creation of COVID Relief Fund - Colorado Rapids
- Northern California Teams, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California and Timbuk2 Team up to Donate Face Masks and Bandanas Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - San Jose Earthquakes
- Toronto FC and Captain Morgan Team up to Help Local COVID-19 Relief Effort as Part of MLS Unites - Toronto FC
- Inter Miami CF, David Guetta Auction Signed 'United at Home' Concert Jersey for Charity on EBay - Inter Miami CF
- Whitecaps FC Rally Vancouver to Help Save the Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- MLSE Teams up with Partners to Announce Bringing Toronto Back to Its Feet - Toronto FC
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent San Jose Earthquakes Stories
- Earthquakes Weekly Update: November 23, 2020
- Quakes eliminated after forcing No. 1 seed to penalty kicks
- Earthquakes Face Sporting KC Today in Round One of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs
- Earthquakes Announce Extended Partnership with PG&E and the PG&E Corporation Foundation
- Earthquakes Weekly Update: November 16, 2020