“As a company that prides itself on innovation, excellence, and its promise to disrupt “the way things are”, Robinson is not just one of our inspirations, but also one of our greatest heroes. His performance on the field speaks for itself,” says LEOVICI founder Brent Wheatley.
Reflecting on Jackie Robinson and his legacy has inspired the brand to partner with another baseball legend in the making. JP Crawford currently plays shortstop for the Seattle Mariners, also a 2020 Gold Glove recipient. Crawford has also been impacted on and off the field by the life and actions of Robinson. When asked about his impact, Crawford, a descendant of interracial parents started off by stating, “without him I probably wouldn’t have been born, he broke barriers that were larger than baseball. That man changed the course of history… BY HIMSELF! He took on what so many people can’t even bear to take on a piece of.”
The “42” hoodie will retail for $85 and will be available online at Leovici.com on April 15th. All proceeds will be donated to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.