PHOENIX — The Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI), whose major sponsors include the Seminole Tribe of Florida, will launch its own brand of sports apparel in 2020.
During the last few years the brand has become a source of funding for the 501(c)(3) non-profit with an annual increase of 25%.
NABI Nation has only been available during the week of the basketball invitational and will change in 2020 when the brand is made available all year through the foundation’s website immediately upon the conclusion of the 2020 tournament.
In addition, all 2020 basketball teams will be sporting new NABI Nation basketball uniforms.
The uniforms, designed by Ruben Alvarez/RufNek, will feature designs celebrating Native American youth, communities and culture. The NABI Nation uniforms will also feature the tribal seals/logos of the 2020 event sponsors.
“Our sponsors and their generous funding are the reason the NABI Foundation has been able to continue providing quality educational and sports programs to our youth.
Being able to proudly display them on our new uniform is our small way of saying ‘thank you’ for their support” said GinaMarie Scarpa, NABI president and CEO.