CLEVELAND — Popular Cleveland clothing store GV Art + Design recently created a t-shirt to honor late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, raising money for his charity. On Sunday, the store announced it had raised $86,000 from the sale of the “24 Forever” t-shirt.
We are proud to announce that through the sales of our 24 Forever tribute shirts in just one month we were able to raise $86,000!— GV Art + Apparel (@GVartwork) March 2, 2020
Thank you all so so much for all the orders that contributed! We shipped to all 50 states and 13 different Countries!
May Kobe’s legacy live on! pic.twitter.com/n6LPUIndpO
The shirts were shipped to all 50 states and 13 different countries, according to GV Art + Design.
GV Art + Design shared the t-shirt design on Jan. 27 and in about a month raised the $86,000 for the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, which is now directing donations to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
The new foundation was created to further Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna’s legacy by creating a positive impact through sports—providing under-served communities with sports programs, providing funding for under-served athletes and funding programs that offer equal opportunities for young women in sports.
The “24 Forever” t-shirt is available to purchase here.
Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in January, along with seven others. A memorial was held on Feb. 24 to honor their lives and legacy.
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