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Cleveland's GV Art + Design raises $86,000 for charity with Kobe Bryant t-shirt sales

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 10:12:52-05

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.

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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