This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues, and baseball players, makers, artists, and fans across the country are tipping their caps in recognition of the great players and teams. In early October, a group of artists and small businesses are coming together for a community-led Virtual Art Show and Sale to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Baseball BBQ is proud to be one of the 100+ artists, makers and small businesses coming together to create and offer original art pieces and fan-gear to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. In October, Baseball BBQ will tip our caps for the Negro Leagues 100th Anniversary, with customized Baseball BBQ tools that pay homage to 6 classic teams of the Negro Leagues.
These limited-edition grill tool sets feature laser-engraving of the teams and logos on hardwood bat handles that replicate the dimensions and feel of a well-made bat. They will be available only in October on BaseballBBQ.com, and 20% of each sale will be sent as a donation the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
For more on the campaign, see the NLBM Art press release below, and stay tuned in the coming days for more information on the limited edition products and campaign.
Virtual Art Show and Benefit Sale for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: Oct 4-10
Community-led event to feature 100 artists, makers, and small businesses from three continents
Kirkland, WA. 9/17/2020
During the week of October 4-10, more than 100 artists, makers, and small retailers will participate in an online benefit sales event for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City, MO. This event will be preceded by three weeks of coordinated and cooperative social media marketing between all campaign participants, sponsors, and ambassadors.
Participating artists and small-business owners will create original art pieces and fan-gear while hosting sales events and auctions on their own websites and social media pages. All participants will be featured on the campaign landing page www.nlbmart.com.
The campaign, its participants, and sponsors embody the concept of #strongertogether. We believe the story of the campaign is best told from the perspective of our artists and vendors, and we invite you to help tell the story of the Negro Leagues through their art.
Established in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a privately funded, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African American baseball and its profound impact on the social advancement of America. Amidst a backdrop of renewed calls for social justice and equal rights throughout 2020, the NLBM has led a nation-wide celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues.