Rubin says he woke up in the middle of the night last week with an idea: converting his sports clothing factory into a facility that will help hundreds of thousands of people.
(Thread):— Michael Rubin (@MichaelGRubin) March 26, 2020
Woke up in the middle of the night last week with idea of converting our @Fanatics factory in PA that makes official @MLB jerseys into a facility that makes much needed masks and gowns and then donating them to help fight this horrendous virus. pic.twitter.com/r6FAxUdlgH
Aside from his Sixers co-ownership, Rubin is also the founder and executive chairman of the popular sports clothing company Fanatics.
With sports on hold due to the coronavirus, he plans to make official MLB jerseys into masks and gowns.
On Thursday, Rubin says Fanatics and the MLB halted productions of all jerseys to direct their efforts to help others.
"We have approx 100 associates working (extra distanced and in a very clean and safe environment of course) and plan to make one million masks and gowns then immediately donate and distribute them to hospitals and emergency management personnel across PA with the goal of extending this to NJ and NY," said Rubin.
And thanks to our incredible associates who raised their hands and wanted to be part of the effort to help the frontline heroes in this war stem the spread of the virus!! pic.twitter.com/GcZXTTcraq— Michael Rubin (@MichaelGRubin) March 26, 2020