Atletico Ottawa Launches Third Kit In Support Of Shelter Movers Ottawa
A special third kit for Atletico Ottawa has been unveiled by the club this morning, and it’s got quite a striking look.
The club partnered with Shelter Movers Ottawa to create the purple design, which was made in dedication to the survivors if intimate partner violence – something recently declared an epidemic in the nation’s capital.
Entitled the ‘Making It To Safety’ kit, it’s got quite a neat look:
As shown above, the kit features crayon-style designs that are the actual scanned and enlarged drawings made by children who made their way to safety through Shelter Movers Ottawa.
Ten dollars from each jersey sale will be donated to Shelter Movers, who will dedicate the funds towards their ‘next thousand moves’. Atletico Ottawa will wear the Making it To Safety Kit for the club’s Mother’s Day match on May 6, 2023 against Pacific FC – another team known to have an affinity for purple.
Atletico Ottawa had worked with the organization on a smaller scale before, with Drew Beckie and other members of the club volunteering to move furniture into an individual’s new safe home, with Ballou Tabla and Zachary Roy later hosting an exhibit at the Shelter Movers Gala.
“At Atletico Ottawa, we are committed to being a positive force in our community, and our partnership with Shelter Movers Ottawa is a perfect example of this,” said Atletico Ottawa CEO Fernando Lopez, CEO.
“We recognize the crucial role that Shelter Movers Ottawa plays in supporting survivors of intimate partner violence, and we are proud to continue championing their efforts to provide essential services and support to those in need. This partnership is an excellent opportunity for us to give back and make a meaningful impact in our community. We are really excited to see this jersey in the flesh and are looking forward to working with Shelter Movers Ottawa to create a safer and more supportive environment for all in the capital region.”
This won’t mark the first time Atletico Ottawa has used a third kit for a special cause: last year saw the team don a special Ukraine kit for its pay-what-you-can home opener, with those match-worn kits even being auctioned off online.