The Minnesota: United patch – the same patch that Minnesota United players are wearing on their jerseys – will be available for purchase when the Black & Blue Team store reopens this Wednesday, August 26. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the We Love Saint Paul Fund, a collaboration of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, the Midway Chamber of Commerce and the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance.
Proceeds will be dedicated to the funding of more than 275 businesses in the City of Saint Paul that were disrupted or damaged during the recent unrest, with immediate funding going to the smallest businesses and those owned by people of color. The investment is part of longer term strategic planning and redevelopment taking place in the area.
Join us in supporting this effort to help rebuild these local businesses, many of which were already struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you'd like to do more for the fund or to apply for support, go to welovestpaul.com or mail a check to the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation at 401 North Robert Street, Suite 150, Saint Paul MN 55101, Attn: We Love Saint Paul. All donations are tax-deductible and provide direct support for rebuilding efforts.