“NJ/NY Gotham FC and Algorand, an industry-leading blockchain company, are coming together to create the #WHATWEDO non-fungible token (NFT) collection. The set will represent the club’s commitment to five social impact partners. All proceeds will be donated directly to those partners, kicking off with a Pride NFT with funds going directly to Athlete Ally, a nonprofit LGBTQI+ athletic advocacy group.”
This will be Gotham FC’s first NFT collection, which will be available at the team's Pride Night match against the Washington Spirit. They will be sold for $10 each exclusively at Red Bull Arena, Saturday, June 4. For the first 200 NFTs sold, Gotham FC will match the proceeds for the donation.
Along with the release, 10 fans who purchase an NFT will be randomly selected to receive a unique Pride NFT and merchandise signed by Athlete Ally Ambassador and Gotham FC vice-captain Imani Dorsey.
“This collection serves as an illustration of how community inclusion can influence change both locally and internationally,” said Chief Business Officer Andrea Pagnanelli. “We’re always looking for ways to support our community partners by using our platform to bring visibility to the initiatives that mean most to our fans. We're so excited to continue our journey of building an inclusive and supportive Gotham FC family.”
Gotham FC will release two sets of NFTs in July to spotlight women’s empowerment and sustainability and a third collection in August. Gotham FC’s final drop will be created through the Gotham F community. Fans will be invited to submit NFT designs and the club will post selected designs on its social media channels for a fan vote. More information on how to enter and vote will be forthcoming.
Gotham FC announced the collection saying, “Each drop will include unique experiences and prizes that will be awarded to select participants. Fans who collect all five NFTs while be entered into an exclusive VIP experience sweepstakes that will take place at the beginning of the 2023 season.”