Savage is very pleased to announce the official lineup for the 2020 Savage Squad.Continue reading
This year’s Pride Collection is a collaboration between Savage and some of our partners that also care deeply about LGBTQIA+ rights. We called this effort “Partners in Pride,” because the focus is on working together to spread awareness, raise funds, and increase visibility and inclusivity in sports...Continue reading
Pride is a time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices, but 2020 offers an important reminder of Pride Month’s roots in protest. The event is a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, which sparked the modern gay rights movement. With its focus on equality for all LGBTQIA+ people, Pride 2020 has a poignant connection with the growing movement for racial equality happening right now.
Although we delayed launching our Pride collection for 2020 out of deference for the Black Lives Matter protests, we do want to take time to recognize the significance of Pride and the ongoing fight for equality. We fully support a greater focus on black and brown members of the LGBTQIA+ community, which is why a portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to the Center for Black Equity.
For Pride this month, we decided to broaden our reach by collaborating with some of our partners that also care deeply about LGBTQIA+ rights. We’re calling this effort Partners in Pride, because the focus is on working together to spread awareness and raise funds.
We’ve worked with each one of our partners to create unique Pride jerseys that they can promote to their followers in the hopes that we can increase exposure to the cause. Stay tuned to our blog over the coming weeks, as we plan to highlight how each of these organizations works to support LGBTQIA+ causes. Our 2020 Partners in Pride include:
In addition to our partner jerseys, Savage has created two Pride offerings, including a light and a dark option. A portion of proceeds from the sale of these jerseys will be donated to Side by Side, an organization in our hometown (Richmond, Va.) that focuses on creating supportive communities for LGBTQIA+ youth.
Check out our full Partners in Pride collection here.Continue reading
As the protests and demonstrations continue, we are recognizing small but significant victories across the country. The officers involved in the murder of George Floyd have all been charged, new community review and accountability boards are being established, police officers and departments are having to answer for their actions, and physical structures of racism are being removed — including the Robert E. Lee monument in our own hometown of Richmond, Va.
To those of you demonstrating and leading this fight: Thank you and please stay safe. Look out for each other.
While we see shifts in the right direction, we know that there is so much more work to be done. We call on everyone to keep engaged and to support those organizations out there that have been and continue to fight for justice and equality.
In conjunction with some of our partners (credit to L.A. Throwback Foundation for being a leader with this campaign and in the community), we are offering this jersey as a gift to anyone who makes a contribution of $50 or more to an anti-racism organization. Thank you also to the AUDL, Major League Quidditch, and the Color of Ultimate for making this fundraiser possible.
Simply email us a copy of your donation receipt (photo, PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll give you a one-time use code for a FREE Black Lives Matter jersey to show your support of the movement. We will accept multiple donation receipts totalling $50 or more.
Wondering where you can offer your support? Below is a list of organizations that work directly toward justice and reform, that are supporting protestors unfairly being detained, or are holding institutions accountable for their mistreatment or misrepresentation of and to the black community. We understand that there are also hundreds of other worthwhile organizations that do great work at the local, regional, or national level, and we encourage you to do your own research to find one worth giving to.
Any direct purchases of this jersey (100% of sales) will be donated from Savage to one of the organizations listed below.
Thank you to our partners who are helping us to put this fundraiser together:
Color of Ultimate
UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming support of this campaign to fund anti-racism organizations, we have reached our maximum allotment of free jerseys. Thank you for your ongoing support in eradicating white supremacy.Continue reading