The Utah Jazz will wear the "5 For The Fight" patch through the 2023 season after and the team renewed their contract Monday at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City.
To celebrate the announcement, five of the Jazz's best players showed up to support five "cancer fighters" in a photo op with everyone else holding up their hand that has the name of a person they know who suffers from or died from cancer.
The matchups were:
- Joe Ingles - Dave Warren
- Mike Conley - Dani Phillips
- Rudy Gobert - Wyatt Page
- Bojan Bogdanovi - Emma Houston
- Donovan Mitchell - Baylee Semrow
We live-streamed the entire press conference on our Facebook page, and you can watch the entire announcement here:
Gail Miller, owner and chairperson of Larry H. Miller Group of companies, which includes the Jazz, said:
I believe 5 For The Fight is an inspiring cause and one which we can all be proud to support. I appreciate Qualtrics for taking a unique approach to sponsor a purpose-related jersey patch and then use it in a global campaign to raise funds for cancer research. This NBA jersey patch is the only emblem in the league focused on promoting a cause, not a corporation. I am proud to be affiliated with this campaign and encourage fans everywhere to commit to give 5 For The Fight.
Watch Utah Jazz President Jim Olson, who took over the position on October 4, announces the renewal of the 5 For The Fight patch. The Jazz showed off five jerseys, one of which ( last year's orange gradient jersey, which was a fan favorite), has yet to be announced as an official jersey.
Oh and don't forget to check out Mike Conley's unique "kicks:"
The Utah Jazz will open the season at home on Wednesday, October 23 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.