Colorful Adidas merchandise is up for bid to support the victims and family members of the recent Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Major League Soccer team Orlando City SC announced Saturday after its match against the San Jose Earthquakes that it will auction game-worn jerseys, and 100 percent of proceeds will go to the OneOrlando fund.
— Brek Shea (@BrekShea) June 18, 2016
Orlando City’s Brek Shea, who is a U.S. National Team player, contributed a pair of customized Adidas cleats that he painted in rainbow colors, hearts, and the words “#OrlandoStrong” and “No more hate.”
“Created these to help contribute anything I can to this heartless tragedy that took place,” he shared on Twitter.
The items are available for bidding online through July 16.
— adidas (@adidasUS) June 18, 2016
Adidas is selling T-shirts that feature a rainbow mosaic heart graphic and “#OrlandoUnited.”
The shirts cost $24 and are available for preorder, launching July 5. All proceeds also benefit the fund.
The fund, announced by Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer, provides “much needed support to the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families,” according to the OneOrlando website.
We are auctioning game worn jerseys from tonights match: https://t.co/RmJsetUqSq
100% of proceeds go to OneOrlando. pic.twitter.com/0xCXkovmR5
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) June 19, 2016
The Pulse nightclub became the scene of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history on June 12 when Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire inside the gay club, fatally shooting 49 people and wounding 53 before police killed him during the rampage.
Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group in a 911 call during the killing spree.