What Happens to the Pre-Printed Alabama National Championship Shirts?

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Clemson’s Nyles Pinckney stops Alabama’s Mac Jones on a fake field goal attempt during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apparel for Clemson quickly filled east coast clothing racks and was tossed triumphantly to players on the field. But what happens to the losing team’s clothing? What happens to the 2019 Alabama National Championship shirts?

Following Clemson’s big win against Alabama in the College Football National Championship, or any other major sporting event fans want to get their hands on championship merchandise as soon as possible. To meet this demand and wallet-opening “We’re number one” euphoria, manufacturers and retailers like Dicks Sporting Goods and Academy Sports stock t-shirts, hats and other merchandise that declare each team the champions.

Good360, a charitable organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, handles excess consumer merchandise and distributes to those in need overseas.

After the game, Good360 learns exactly how much merchandise is available. Then, they will determine where the goods (usually shirts, hats, and sweatshirts) can be best distributed.

Countries such as Haiti, Nicaragua, Romania, and Zambia have all benefited from losing teams.

While some are calling last night’s game the demise of a dynasty, children and adults in third world countries will rejoice in the arrival of a new clothing.