CLEVELAND — The Grog Shop will get a helping hand from the Cleveland Cavaliers and power forward Larry Nance Jr., the player announced on Twitter Thursday.
Nance sold a Grog Shop shirt he wore last night as part of his personal initiative to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shirt sold for more than $2,600. The Cavs and Nance chipped in, and in total, the Grog Shop will receive around $8,000, he said.
The Grog Shop recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary, but has been closed the majority of 2020 due to the pandemic, Nance said.
To keep you guys updated, jersey 1 from last night sold for over $2,600!!!!— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) December 24, 2020
With both the @cavs and myself matching that, the Grog Shop will be getting about $8000 to help them stay open and survive this difficult time!
Thank you guys for supporting!#ClevelandHelpingCleveland https://t.co/6II2bCKcag
Last week, Nance announced his initiative to support Northeast Ohio businesses.
As part of the initiative, Nance requested that fans and businesses send an XL shirt, hat or piece of apparel from a local business that needs assistance. He will then wear a piece of each apparel he receives to a game this season, be photographed and post about the business on social media to bring awareness to it.
In addition to creating exposure for local businesses, Nance will sell his game-worn jersey from each game and will match whatever the price the jersey sells for.
Nance said 100% of the proceeds will go to the business being represented that night.
Apparel can be sent to Nance at 6101 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131.
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