NEW YORK / HARRISON, NJ (August. 24, 2023) – In an unprecedented move for women's professional sports, Gotham FC and New York Liberty have joined forces to present a first-of-its-kind NWSL-WNBA collaboration. This landmark partnership unites the two leagues while amplifying the spirit of women’s empowerment and women supporting each other.
The collaboration centers around a t-shirt featuring the tagline Pass Her The Torch, accompanied by an image of the torch itself – a mutual emblem representing Gotham FC and the Liberty - symbolizing the unwavering commitment of both teams to illuminate the accomplishments of women, within the local community and on a global scale. The graphic is a nod to the prints of the late 1960s and early 1970s when the women’s rights movement was emerging. CarMax, official partner of Gotham FC, the Liberty, NWSL, and WNBA, proudly showcases its logo on the sleeve as a testament to its continued commitment to supporting women’s sports.
Gotham FC will don the tees on the team’s Fit Walk prior to its Aug. 27 game, which is Womxn’s Equity Night presented by CarMax at Red Bull Arena. The game will be a celebration of progress and a symbol of unity in the journey towards gender equality as well as the first regular season home game since the World Cup. The following night, on Aug. 28, members of the Liberty will sport the t-shirts as they make their way into Barclays Center for their game.
Pass Her The Torch t-shirts will be available Aug. 27 for purchase at the Gotham FC game and beginning on Aug. 28 at the official team store of the New York Liberty, Brooklyn Fanatics, located within Barclays Center.
ABOUT NJ/NY GOTHAM FC
Representing New Jersey and New York, Gotham FC plays its home matches in the National Women’s Soccer League at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The club, which rebranded as Gotham FC in 2021, is the longest operating women’s professional soccer club in the United States and has been part of the NWSL since the league launched in 2013. The team won the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship in 2009. Most recently, Gotham FC advanced to the 2021 Challenge Cup Final – the club’s first-ever championship appearance in NWSL competition. Gotham FC, currently in third place in the NWSL standings and second in its UKG Challenge group, is poised for a strong finish to the season as it seeks to make the playoffs for the second time in the last three years. Tickets can be purchased at GothamFC.com.
ABOUT NEW YORK LIBERTY
The New York Liberty was founded on October 30, 1996 and is one of three original franchises remaining in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Liberty have made four WNBA Finals appearances in its 26-year history, and most recently, won the 2023 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship on August 15. Owned by Joe and Clara Tsai, owners of the Brooklyn Nets, the Liberty play its home games at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. For more information, please visit www.nyliberty.com.
CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used autos, revolutionized the automotive retail industry by driving integrity, honesty and transparency in every interaction. The company offers a truly personalized experience with the option for customers to do as much, or as little, online and in-store as they want. During the fiscal year ended February 28, 2023, CarMax sold approximately 810,000 used vehicles and 590,000 wholesale vehicles at its auctions. In addition, CarMax Auto Finance originated nearly $9 billion in receivables during fiscal 2023, adding to its nearly $17 billion portfolio. CarMax has over 240 stores, more than 30,000 associates, and is proud to have been recognized for 19 consecutive years as one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. CarMax is committed to making a positive impact on people, communities and the environment. Learn more in the 2023 Responsibility Report. For more information, visit www.carmax.com
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