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Ask Liz: Pre-Printed Sports Gear

By Liz Crenshaw and Katie Roberts
|  Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011  |  Updated 11:23 AM EDT
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Ask Liz: Pre-Printed Sports Gear

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What do they do with all of the pre-printed gear made for the sports team that LOSES the championship? For example, the Superbowl - what happened to the all of that Steelers gear? The humanitarian organization World Vision helped us with this answer:

  • For the past 15 years, the NFL has donated its pre-printed championship merchandise bearing the name of the team that does not win the title.
  • All of this clothing goes to World Vision.
  • World Vision then identifies countries in need overseas that will benefit from the gear….
  • The clothing is shipped to those communities in need.
  • This year’s unused Super Bowl merchandise resulted in about 100,000 articles of clothing going toward this good cause.

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