Orlando City donates club gear to create masks for Orlando community

    Orlando City’s Nani (17) score during a 2020 preseason friendly against KR Reykjavik at Exploria Arena. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Guard).

    Orlando City contributed 1,000 pieces of garments from Orlando City and the Orlando Pride to support the Million Mask Obstacle, a grassroots campaign based in Orlando that intends to create a million masks for the Central Florida community.

    The effort began on Facebook, crowdsourcing the Central Florida community for products, masks and individuals to produce masks and after that provide them to health care specialists, care providers and other in-need populations.

    The contribution from Orlando City will create around 5,000masks Every mask produced with club product– that included Orlando City and Pride jerseys and t-shirts– will be contributed to Orlando Health, a partner to the club.

    “We are honored to be able to contribute materials to the Orlando community to help battle this pandemic,” Orlando City CEO Alex Leitão stated in a press release. “Since we are unable to wear our jerseys on the field and t-shirts in the stands, we are happy we are able to put our gear to even more important use in order to help protect our local members and healthcare workers. We are continuously proud to be part of this community and to bring Orlando City from the sidelines to the frontlines.”



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