Cubs teaming up with Chicago artist Nikko Washington for Black History Month collection
February is Black History Month and the Cubs have partnered with Chicago artist Nikko Washington to honor the impact Ernie Banks and Buck O’Neil had on baseball and the organization.
“Baseball reflects America and in that reflection, there was also oppression and there was also separatism and there was also division,” Washington said in an interview with the Cubs recently. “I think it’s important people breaking those barriers are held up – people like Buck O’Neil, people like Ernie Banks. They both had this electricity about them; they both had this smile that you could tell people really loved them.”
The limited-edition collection by @nikkowashington honors the contributions of Buck O’Neil & Ernie Banks. https://t.co/pAlKgXWhRD— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 4, 2021
Just as these legends provided mentorship, so does @theblocchicago, which the proceeds will benefit. #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/pwfvDVgH00
Washington and the Cubs are teaming up to provide a limited-edition collection of art, including hoodies and T-shirts that are available online at Cubs.com/NikkoWashington.
The proceeds from his work will benefit The Bloc Chicago, a nonprofit that uses boxing to provide resources and opportunities to the city’s youth.
men’s brushed fleece pullover raglan hoodie with pouch pocket
The silhouettes of these powerful icons speak for themselves. Show your respect for these Cubs legends with this understated statement piece.
Designed in collaboration with Chicago-based artist Nikko Washington. Proceeds benefit The Bloc.
“MR. CUB” CREW NECK T-SHIRT
men’s cotton jersey short sleeve crew neck t-shirt
Mr. Cub exuded confidence and grace in everything he did. Yet, his contributions to society far exceed his Hall of Fame career. This t-shirt shines a light on his ability to bring people together, regardless of race, for a common good.