adidas hoody Adidas offering to help change schools’ Native American mascots

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) Adidas announced a new initiative to help high schools get rid of Native American mascots.

The athletic shoe and apparel maker said they will provide free design resources and financial assistance to schools looking to get rid of Native American mascots, nicknames and imagery.

like the fact that Adidas is reaching out to local communities and trying to make a change within the community but I do not necessarily agree with the fact of changing the mascot on the ideology that it offensive to some,” said James Sabatino of Westfield. “I think as a whole a mascot doesn have a significant impact on the community. more than 2,000 schools throughout the country use Native American nicknames.

Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)

FILE In this March 7, 2012 file photo,
adidas nizza Adidas offering to help change schools' Native American mascots
Illinois gun owners and supporters file out National Rifle Association applications while participating in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. 14, 2018, excelled in an air rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File).
adidas nizza Adidas offering to help change schools' Native American mascots