Those of you who have waited for Cascadia shirts to become available again, the wait is over. Pre-orders for version 2.0 of the Cascadia kit, that same jersey that when fielded, the Cascadia National team will be wearing has begun! Prices will be $60 per shirt (made in Cascadia by Looptworks using upcycled materials), with roughly $20 of each going towards the Cascadia Association Federation Football to help raise funds for their organization.
This second order, like the first round last year, has been organized completely by Cascadia football supporters in Vancouver BC, Seattle, and Portland (as well as elsewhere), and coordinated through the Cascadia Trifecta Facebook group. For full details and ordering information, read the press release below:
Press Release from Kelly Dews, the man behind the original and current shirt:
Kits are being produced by Looptworks from Portland using upcycled material. They will sell for $60 each. 100 kits will be going to each market (Seattle, Vancouver, and Portland). The final price of production is yet to be determined but approximately $20 from each kit sold will go to help fund the Cascadia Association Football Federation in their mission to field a Cascadia National Team in the coming year. These will be the kits worn by the team when they take the field. If you have questions about the CAFF I'm sure Lenny Laymon would be happy to answer them for you.
We have volunteers in each market to handle sales and distribution. Please purchase from your representative. We will primarily be using Paypal to collect funds. Please select "I'm sending money to family or friends" to avoid Paypal fees. In the comments section state the size you would like. We will need to know the number of each size needed before placing the order. YOU WILL NOT BE ON THE RESERVED LIST UNTIL FUNDS ARE RECIEVED. Updates on production, sales, and distribution will be posted on the Cascadia Trifecta Facebook Page.
For Seattle the point man is Benjamin Shelley His Paypal account is Benjamindominates@yahoo.com
For Vancouver the point man is Steven Kavanagh His Paypal account is firstname.lastname@example.org
For Portland the point man is myself, Kelly Dews My Paypal account is Kdsparky@hotmail.com
Timeline: We are currently awaiting a test kit to verify size and fit. That should happen in the next few weeks. Once that is approved it may take up to 60 days to receive the shipment once the order is placed. Like I said we will need a complete list of sizes required before we place the order. It is vital that we complete the pre-sale by then to avoid any further delays. I'm aware that this likely puts us out of the regular season but it is what it is. If the process can be sped up I will seek to do so.
I'd also like to thank all the Cascadia football supporters no matter your club or supporters group. It was discussion between all of us on the Cascadia Trifecta Page that led to the first kit and helped inspire the creation of the CAFF. If it wasn't for all of you this would not be taking place.
CascadiaNow! and CAFF would like to thank Kelly Dews, Looptworks and all involved throughout Cascadia for bringing the new shirt to reality.