Any NFL team in the Playoffs or Super Bowl needs to stock up on t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats for after the big game with text like “New England Patriots Super bowl Champions” and “19-0″. But what happens to all that merchandise if your team loses?
Well, in the case of the Super bowl this year the losing teams t-shirts (and losing playoff teams) were donated to World Vision who works to improve the lives of children in over 100 countries. World Vision has been giving away the losing team/misprinted products since 1994.
This years misprinted t-shirts will be donated in Nicaragua, Romania, and several other countries. The value of these t-shirts being donated is millions of dollars. These t-shirts will be the first time many folks have ever owned new clothes. In many of the countries food is the number one priority and warm clothes are a luxury so these donations really make a difference and spread the NFL brand to remote parts of the world.