After much anticipation, Atlanta United is unveiling their alternate kit of the 2021 season — dubbed The Unity Kit — at a live event tonight at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights downtown. The event features the “2021 Unity Kit Launch: The Power of the Game Exhibition” and will include appearances from Atlanta United President Darren Eales, players Miles Robinson and Machop Chol as well as members of Atlanta United’s Special Olympics Unified Team.
This is for us. All of us.— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) June 17, 2021
The Unity Kit is here. pic.twitter.com/GxFvVcbREO
The kit is on sale for a limited time. It will be available at Atlanta United’s Team Store at Atlantic Station beginning tomorrow, Friday, June 18 at 11 a.m. and will also be available at the Team Store inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium on matchday June 20 when it will be worn.
“We’re excited to unveil ‘The Unity Kit’ as our third kit for the 2021 season,” Atlanta United President Darren Eales said in a press release. “This kit pays homage to unity, soccer and the great city of Atlanta. It’s a tribute to our supporters, who helped us become the first MLS team since 2016 to qualify for a third kit. We can’t wait to see our players wear this kit on June 20 in front of our amazing supporters.”
More details from the press release:
The kit features 13 messages of unity in 11 global languages that pay homage to the power of the beautiful game and its power to unite all people. The color is a distinctive, deep red and orange cement, a nod to the Georgia red clay that serves as a common ground we all stand on. Each message of unity ripples outward through the wavy 5-Stripes, carrying the voice of our city around the globe. Inside the collar, the words “A City United” are a statement that we are unbreakable when we stand together as one. American Family Insurance is featured across the front as the official kit sponsor, while Piedmont Healthcare and AT&T are featured as sleeve sponsors.
The 2021 Unity Kit Launch: Power of the Game Exhibition features topics of unity for all, the power of soccer as a unifier and the city of Atlanta. The exhibit will be available from June 18-20 and open to any visitors at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Atlanta United will wear The Unity Kit for five matches throughout the rest of the 2021 MLS season. The first match is Sunday, June 20 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium vs. Philadelphia.
“As a founding partner of Atlanta United, we’re pleased to sponsor the Unity Kit and share the powerful message that people with diverse experiences and backgrounds from all over the world can come together,” said Yasir Kamal, American Family Insurance vice president of Inclusive Excellence. “American Family shares with Atlanta United similar values and beliefs that embracing diversity, inclusion and equity is the pathway to unity. We’re proud to see our logo displayed on the Atlanta United kit and hope others find inspiration in its meaning.”
“Further, American Family has committed $105 million over the next five years to its Free to Dream initiative, supporting investments and partnerships that close equity gaps, drive social impact in communities and help build unity,” said Kamal. “As part of this initiative, our sponsorship of the Unity Kit will include $150,000 in donations to five local organizations working to improve quality of life for all people.”
The Village Market, Refuge Coffee, Forever Family, the Partnership for Southern Equity, and Common Good Atlanta will each receive $30,000 in donations from American Family Insurance.
In a continued effort to support the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia through the sport of soccer, net proceeds from Atlanta United Unity Kits sold in physical Team Store locations and the launch event will be re-invested directly into the community through the Atlanta United Foundation and the club’s multiple community relations initiatives.