LA Clippers launch “Teams for LA” with Lakers, Sparks, Galaxy and Kings

LA Clippers Staples Center Venue (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LA Clippers Staples Center Venue (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The LA Clippers and other professional sports franchises in the city have joined up to support emergency response efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and their efforts to provide relief to the city during the coronavirus pandemic has gained the support of many local professional sports franchises, including the LA Clippers.

The team, along with the Lakers, Sparks, Galaxy, and Kings have launched “Teams for LA” an online shop selling discounted team merchandise with all proceeds going to the nonprofit fund.

Clippers fans on the hunt for a Kawhi Leonard or Paul George jersey can show their support for the team, and help a city in need by visiting the Clippers team collection page and purchasing an official Nike Swingman Icon jersey featuring the name and number of either of the team’s star players.

The site tells shoppers to check back daily for new items, so more Clippers merch may also be available in the near future. Other area teams are offering t-shirts, hats, accessories, and even game-used merchandise for sale.

Funds will be used to supply hospitals and front-line workers with supplies, providing services to the city’s homeless population, and providing relief to families and small businesses. Fans can even purchase team-gear through the site and have the merchandise delivered directly to shelters and nonprofit groups.

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The effort is a great opportunity for sports fans in Los Angeles to support not only their favorite teams, but their hometown city as well with a gesture as simple as buying team merchandise.

At their best, sports instill a sense of pride and community among their fans and seeing a city’s teams come together to give back to those that support them is certainly a feel-good story we can  all use right now.