Republic FC’s suicide awareness patch returns on 2024 kits

The football club is reinforcing its commitment to mental health awareness by sporting these patches for the second season in a row.


Those in crisis can text or call 988 to get the help they need.

Photo via Republic FC

Sacramento Republic FC will once again be sporting its 988 jersey patch to promote the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

The kits were introduced last year, in a partnership with Western Health Advantage and WellSpace Health. More than 3,000 jerseys were distributed across Sacramento in 2023, helping to spread awareness concerning the 988 hotline — which can be reached via call or text for crisis resources and relief. The club teamed up with First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom to produce a PSA for the hotline as well.

The kits will be available for purchase from the club’s online store later this week. Republic FC opens its 2024 season with a home match against Orange County SC on Saturday, March 9.

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