To celebrate Black History Month, Black Players for Change have linked up with Participation Trophy Studio to release ‘The Blackout Collection’, an exclusive drop of eight bespoke jerseys inspired by the players’ collective and individual experiences during 2020.
The limited-edition drop features custom, hand-dyed jerseys inspired by the experiences in and outside of the league throughout the events of 2020, which saw a global reckoning occur and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd.
The collection has been championed by eight ballers from across MLS and USL. Mark Anthony Kaye (Los Angeles Football Club), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers FC), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Earl Edwards Jr (New England Revolution), Sean Johnson (NYCFC), Sebastien Ibeagha (NYCFC), Quincy Amarikwa (Las Vegas Lights FC) are all supporting the cause, with each of their 2020 club shirts used as part of the campaign.
The BPC branded hashtag #TogetherThereWillBeChange appears in gold on the back of each shirt to represent the unified right for equality at all levels of the game.
Each of the jersey will be available to cop via a raffle, with all proceeds going straight to FC Harlem, a youth development organisation in Harlem, NYC making a positive impact on the lives of young people through soccer since 1990.
Raffle tickets are available for $1/each through blackplayersforchange.org with 100% of the money raised donated to FC Harlem. Get a closer look at a selection the kits below.