LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2020) – Fans of many of Los Angeles’ most popular professional sports franchises will now have the chance to acquire merchandise bearing their favorite team’s recognizable logos and colors while also donating to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, it was announced today by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti during his daily COVID-19 press briefing from City Hall.
AEG, the LA Clippers, LA Galaxy, LA Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, LA Sparks, and Rank + Rally have joined forces to launch the TEAMS FOR LA ON-LINE SUPERSALE to sell logoed team merchandise, as well as classic merchandise from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the GRAMMY Awards, to benefit the Mayor’s L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. Proceeds from the website, https://teamlastore.com/collections/teamsforla, that launched today, support critical needs as they arise in our city – such as childcare and meals for the neediest, relief and counseling for frontline healthcare workers, critical healthcare equipment, and services for our homeless population.
The site, which will be updated regularly, will offer jerseys, hats, t-shirts, warm-ups, scarfs, bobbleheads, and other specialty items bearing the current and classic logos of the LA Clippers, LA Galaxy, LA Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, LA Sparks, Ontario Reign and TEAM USA (basketball), as well as merchandise from high-profile events that have taken place in Los Angeles including the 2011 and 2018 NBA All-Star Games, the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, the Amgen Tour of California, memorable championship boxing events and music events such as the GRAMMY Awards and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
“All of us in the Los Angeles sports community have been looking for additional ways to support the tremendous efforts of our City’s leadership and to help those in our community that are most impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak,” said Dan Beckerman, President, and CEO, AEG. “Our collective donation of merchandise will provide our fans with a way to show their ongoing support for their favorite teams while also contributing to help their fellow Angelenos in need.”
In addition to the 30,000+ items offered at discounted prices, fans can also send gear through the site directly to local shelters and non-profits for those that need it most. All financial contributions will be donated directly to the Mayor’s Fund.
“The Sparks are honored to partner with AEG, Staples Center, Rank + Rally, and the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Galaxy to raise money for Mayor Garcetti’s COVID-19 crisis fund,” Sparks President and COO Danita Johnson said. “This initiative will benefit Angelenos in most critical need of our support during this difficult time while giving fans an opportunity to show pride for their teams and give back to the community.”