The FDNY is teaming up with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to create a line of limited-edition t-shirts celebrating the FDNY’s 150th anniversary.
“The FDNY is excited to partner with New York’s football stars and the NFL Players Association to continue the yearlong celebration of the Department’s 150th anniversary,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. “This great partnership highlights the brave work of our members and will raise important funds for the FDNY Foundation, helping the FDNY to better protect New York.”
Some of the NFL’s most popular players will be featured in the designs, including New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (#87), Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (#24), New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (#10) and Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (#13).
“It’s an honor to team up with New York’s bravest and celebrate 150 years of incredible service and sacrifice,” said New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. “These unique t-shirts make it possible for all of us to give back directly to the FDNY and show our support for their various programs.”
The collection was created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the FDNY, which coincides with the first regular season meeting between the Giants and Jets in four years. The game will take place at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 6. A pre-season game between the teams will take place Aug. 29.
“The NFLPA always seeks to expand the reach of traditional licensing and marketing opportunities to include charitable partnerships, and is proud to be working together with the FDNY,” said Steve Scebelo, NFLPA Vice President of Licensing and Business Development. “Connecting two recognizable community figures—NFL players and firefighters—is an excellent way to celebrate the work ethic of New York in a unique fashion. 500 Level’s designs capture the spirit of FDNY and NFL players in a fashion that should resonate strongly with fans.”
The t-shirts were designed and created by 500 Level, an official NFLPA licensee known for artistically designed sports apparel. 500 Level secured the FDNY license exclusively for this co-brand collection. The line features official FDNY marks and the names and numbers of the players. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will benefit the FDNY Foundation, which supports public outreach, as well as training for members of the Department.
“We are grateful for our partnerships with great New York institutions like the New York Jets, the New York Giants and the NFL Players Association,” said Robert Zito, FDNY Foundation Vice-Chairman. “It is thanks to partnerships like these that we are able to continue to fund critical and life-saving FDNY programs such as our Fire Safety Education Unit and our CPR Unit, which has trained more than 110,000 New Yorkers in bystander CPR.”
The t-shirts will be available at more than two dozen Modell’s Sporting Goods locations in the New York and New Jersey area, as well as online.
"It’s an honor to team up with New York’s bravest and celebrate 150 years of incredible service and sacrifice. These unique t-shirts make it possible for all of us to give back directly to the FDNY and show our support for their various programs."