Class of 2021 to Receive First Jackets Provided by New Partner in September
Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today a new signature jacket partnership with Reveal Suits. The custom Naismith Orange jackets will continue to be presented to all inductees, starting with the Class of 2021 this September.
“This is an absolute dream, and I am overwhelmed with sincere gratitude to the Naismith Hall of Fame for its desire and excitement to have Reveal Suits on board as the Enshrinement Jacket designer going forward,” said Carlton Dixon, CEO of Reveal Suits. “It is truly an honor, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to be aligned with each new Class of Hall of Famers - Reveal Suits will forever be a part of their special day!”
“We’re delighted to welcome Reveal Suits to the Basketball Hall of Fame family,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “Each year, we are proud to provide our inductees with a once-in-a-lifetime enshrinement experience and the honorary jackets provided by this partnership will certainly serve as a beautiful memento.”
This year’s class includes nine honorees from the North American and Women’s committees: ninth-winningest coach in NBA history Rick Adelman, two-time NBA champion and 11-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, NBA Finals MVP and 10-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce, the first Black NBA head coach Bill Russell, four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and NBA Champion Ben Wallace, five-time NBA All-Star and NBA Rookie of the Year Chris Webber, two-time NCAA national champion Villanova coach Jay Wright, seven-time WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Yolanda Griffith and seven-time WNBA All-Star and three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson.
Distinguished committees focused on preserving all areas from the game also selected seven directly elected honorees: Val Ackerman, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Howard Garfinkel from the Contributor Committee,Clarence “Fats” Jenkins from the Early African American Pioneers Committee, Toni Kukoc from the International Committee, Bob Dandridge from the Veterans Committee and Pearl Moore from the Women’s Veterans Committee.
The Class of 2021 will receive their Basketball Hall of Fame jackets presented by Reveal Suits at the Enshrinement Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday, September 10.
Tickets for the 2021 Enshrinement Tip-Off Celebration and all Enshrinement events are on sale now and available online at www.hoophall.com or by calling the Basketball Hall of Fame at (413) 231-5513. As the health and safety of Hall of Famers, fans and staff is of the utmost importance, the Basketball Hall of Fame is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will provide appropriate health and safety measures for all events.
For more information and the latest updates, visit www.hoophall.com/Enshrinement or follow @hoophall on Twitter and Instagram.
About Reveal Suits: Reveal Suits' reputation and image has been established by the specialization of officially licensed customized suits to show the pride of each organization and personal brand it represents. Located in Grand Prairie, Texas, Reveal Suits designs signature-branded merchandise to business professionals, sports organizations, fraternities, sororities, and a host of clientele who desire to stand out amongst their peers. Reveal was founded on June 1, 2018, by CEO Carlton Dixon, a former men's basketball player of the University of Texas. For more information, visit www.revealsuits.com.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall #21HoopClass or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.