White Sox to release special Barack Obama-themed hatJanuary 28th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Jan.28 (ANI): Riding the wave of friendly feeling for President Barack Obama, the Chicago White Sox have announced plans to release two new versions of their hat with some Obamanian features on the back and side, reports the Chicago Sun Times.
The Sports Business Journal reports, “The hats have been approved by MLB Properties, and the White Sox now are awaiting a formal blessing from the Obama administration before league licensee New Era goes into production. Both designs will be made if accepted by Obama.”
Any proceeds from the sale of the special Obama hat would most likely be donated to a White Sox-related charity.
Sales of Sox merchandise has boosted 25 percent since November 5 when Obama was elected as the United States 44th president, and the team has launched a special section on its official site titled “Barack Obama First Fan.” (ANI)