The San Antonio Spurs and Tito's Handmade Vodka are teaming up to help combat the city's recent spike in COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, July 23, more than 20,000 bottles of hand sanitizer will be distributed for free to members of the public during a one-time pop-up event.
The project is a partnership between Spurs Cares, the NBA team's nonprofit arm, and the Texas-based vodka brand. In recent months, Tito's has pivoted to making sanitizer in response to the pandemic. According to a release, the company has distributed hand sanitizer to frontline workers via 500 organizations in 30 states and hosted similar pop-ups in Austin and Dallas earlier this month.
“The essential needs and safety of our community remain our main priorities,” said Jennifer Regnier, executive director of Spurs Give, in a release. “We are grateful to work with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, an organization that gives back to communities across Texas, as we continue to navigate this pandemic.”
The San Antonio pop-up will take place at the AT&T Center Parking Lot at 1 AT&T Center Pkwy. from 9 am-2 pm. Each vehicle will receive three 375-ml. bottles of the Tito's Hand Cleanser, and the first 200 cars in line will also receive bonus Spurs gear and treats from Pharm Table. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Cars should enter through Gate D. Once inside, passengers must remain inside their vehicle and everyone must be wearing a mask (cars with unmasked passengers cannot take part). Drivers are asked to unlock their doors or trunk in order to make the process contact-free. A rep will drop the bag into the vehicle and you can drive away with your swag.
No car? No problem. Bicycles and pedestrians will also be accommodated.
“We’ve seen a lot of demand for hand sanitizer in Texas and want to continue to supply the residents of our home state with our hand cleanser to help keep them safe,” said Taylor Berry, VP of Brand Marketing at Tito’s Handmade Vodka, who added the company has plans to expand the program in other Texas cities.