A press release from Major League Pickleball this morning announced the team name and logo selected for Gary Vee's pickleball team.
His team will be called "The 5s" and here is their new logo.
The logo features a character from the Series 2 of Vee Friends called Competitive Clown. Vee Friends is one of Gary Vee's NFT projects that focuses on "meaningful intellectual property and an extraordinary community."
This integration into Vaynerchuk's other entrepreneurial efforts is a prime example of how he will bring awareness to the league and pickleball as a whole.
“5 means the world to me in the context of sports as it was the first jersey number I received and wore when I came to the US.,” explained Vaynerchuk. “My mom knitted that jersey for me, and the number 5 has always been my favorite ever since. Now it’s on our MLP team and in our logo, alongside Competitive Clown, and I couldn’t be more proud to have that number, that means so much to me, as our team name."
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New General Manager: Ryan Harwood
The 5s will be managed by Vaynerchuk's business partner Ryan Harwood. Harwood is CEO of Gallery Media Group and founder of PureWow and ONE37pm. He has a division 1 college tennis background and is a pickleball player.
You can see the full press release on the Major League Pickleball website.