Face Mask Sale Extended; More Than $7,000 Raised for UToledo Students

April 23, 2020 | Athletics, Events, News, Advancement, Alumni
By Paul Helgren

Team Sports, a sportswear company located in Holland, Ohio, and a longtime supporter of Rocket athletics, has raised more than $7,000 for UToledo students through the sale of face masks that feature the Toledo Rocket logo.

Team Sports also has been selling T-shirts with “Toledo Rocket Strong” emblazoned on the front as part of its fundraising initiative.

Matt Eberly of Team Sports models the Toledo Rocket face mask.

Matt Eberly, senior account representative of Team Sports, said more than 1,000 online orders were placed in 10 days, raising more than $7,000 for UToledo’s COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund.

Initial orders were so successful that Team Sports is now taking additional orders through Sunday, May 3, at 11:59 p.m. Face masks and shirts can be ordered online at UTRockets.com/Facemask.

“We want to thank The University of Toledo for partnering with us to help support the Rocket/COVID-19 Emergency Fund,” Eberly said. “We also want to thank everyone in Rocket Nation who purchased a face mask or a ‘Toledo Strong’ shirt. Their response has been absolutely amazing as we have raised well over $7,000 so far. We hope to break the $8,000 barrier to help support this great cause.”

“We are more than grateful for the generosity of Team Sports and their willingness to support UToledo students,” said Billy Pierce, UToledo associate vice president of alumni engagement. “Because of them, and everyone that purchased items in support of this effort, we can assist more students that need help during this pandemic.”

Eberly said orders that have been placed should be received by mail soon.

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