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2020 Pivot

Fanatics’ Mask-Making Move

When hospitals across the country were in dire need of personal protective equipment and the federal government was stumbling into a ditch, Fanatics founder (and a minority co-owner of the Sixers) Michael Rubin stepped up. His company took a timeout on making jerseys and started a new mass-production: mask production, one million in all, donated to more than 10 states nationwide. Sweet side benefit: Now that Fanatics has the assembly line rolling, you can buy a Sixers-branded three-pack of masks for just $24.99. Bring on playoff season.