The first 1,000 fans who take The Pledge will receive a commemorative bag filled with merchandise provided by the NBPA, Champion and DoorDash

NEW YORK, NY, September 22, 2020 – As players use this season restart as a platform to bring attention to social justice and racial inequality, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) in partnership with Champion Athleticwear and DoorDash, is inviting fans to take The Pledge as a commitment to drive voter participation and civic engagement. In taking the pledge, fans will have an opportunity to choose an action item(s) from the NBPA’s The Pledge list to ensure their voting eligibility ahead of the 2020 election. Action items include but are not limited to, checking your voter registration status, completing a voter registration form and requesting an absentee ballot.

The first 1,000 fans who take The Pledge will receive a limited-edition NBPA commemorative bag filled with an exclusive collection of merchandise provided by the NBPA, Champion Athleticwear and DoorDash. Each bag will be labeled with a number between one (1) and one thousand (1,000) as confirmation of the limited giveaway and no additional bags will be made available after this release.

The commemorative bag will include the following items:

  • Champion Athleticwear T-Shirt
  • DoorDash Gift Card
  • NBPA Collectible Cup Set
  • NBPA Cowbell
  • NBPA Mask
  • NBPA Official Pen
  • NBPA Socks

Fans 18 years or older are eligible to take the Pledge and can sign up at

"At THINK450, we are really redefining how we generate opportunities for players as we focus on the relevant issues of today, specifically around social justice and voting access,” said Payne Brown, President of THINK450, the innovation and partnership arm of the NBPA. “Our players have already been such vocal leaders in this movement as they continue to drive conversations around voting and The Pledge carries on their mission by giving fans a chance to take real action and prepare ahead of this year’s election."

"Over the last few months, players across the league have been using their platform to highlight racial injustice and advocate for change,” said Langston Galloway, NBPA member and guard for the Detroit Pistons. “Voting is such an important part of the social justice movement and The Pledge is an innovative way for fans to be proactive and make sure their voter status is in order ahead of the 2020 election.”

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About the NBPA

The National Basketball Players Association is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.

The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, or counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players’ group licensing rights.

Dedicated to preserving the legacy of its members, the NBPA Foundation provides support and assistance to persons, communities and organizations around the world that seek to improve the lives of those in need.


About THINK450
THINK450 is the for-profit subsidiary of the NBPA, focusing on innovative business opportunities in various industries including, content & media, grassroots events, licensing, marketing and technology— among others. In representing every current NBA player, THINK450 partners with leading companies and brands to help its members capitalize on the unparalleled value they bring as cultural influencers and community leaders. For more information, visit

About Champion®
For more than 100 years Champion Athletic wear has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including activewear, sweats, tees, sports bras, team uniforms and accessories. Champion uses innovative design and state-of-the-art product testing to ensure uncompromised quality and innovative apparel for its consumers. Champion Athletic wear can be purchased at department stores, sporting goods, specialty retailers, and at Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI).


About DoorDash

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by helping to solve mission-critical challenges, such as customer acquisition, on-demand delivery, insights and analytics, merchandising, payment processing, and customer support. By building the last-mile delivery logistics platform for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at


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