If we have to wear a face mask, we might as well have some fun with it!
For those of us who are Miami Heat fans – and are missing our favorite sport – now there’s an opportunity to wear our team colors with pride.
Purchase face coverings sporting the team’s logo or colors, thanks to an effort announced by the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association and Fanatics, which operates e-commerce for both leagues. The effort will benefit Feeding America in the United States and Second Harvest in Canada, according to a joint statement.
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“As a global community, we can all play a role in reducing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by following the [Centers for Disease Control’s] recommendation to cover our nose and mouth while in public,” said Kathy Behrens, NBA president of 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.”
Click here to check out the Miami Heat designs. Prices range from $14.99 for single to $24.99 for three-packs. Adult and youth coverings cost the same.
Plus, there’s a deal: NBA.com is offering 25 percent off all orders, using the promo code HYPE, through April 24.
Not a fan of the Heat? There are coverings for all 30 NBA and 12 WNBA teams.
The coverings are made of 3-ply cotton, with an additional heavyweight middle insert layer. Keep in mind, however, that the league statement offers this dislaimer:
The use of cloth face coverings is not intended to replace other recommended measures to limit the community spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face.
In other sports-related news:
- The Miami Heat’s Facebook page is offering Zoom backgrounds to beautify your next meeting. Click here.
- Professional athletes from different sports leagues have partnered with Miami-Dade Public Schools to give kids special virtual school lessons. Click here.
- NFL Game Pass, NBA League Pass and NHL Pause Binge have been providing access so you can watch past games for free. Deadlines are coming up for some of these offers. Click here.