Toronto singer-songwriter Dallas Green has had a long career in music, recording dozens of hit singles under the name City and Colour and as part of the band Alexisonfire. Now, he’s giving back to the community by teaming up with Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse in support of the Nick Nurse Foundation, an organization devoted to helping youth balance academics with other passions like music and sports.
In celebration of the foundation’s one-year anniversary, Green and Nurse have collaborated on a limited edition hoodie that comes in three colours: pink, black and white, and sports a funky illustration representing Green’s love for music and Nurse’s career in basketball.
One hundred per cent of the proceeds of the hoodie will go towards the Indspire City and Colour Indigenous Student Bursary, which helps First Nations, Inuit and Métis students accomplish their educational goals.
Nick Nurse x City and Colour Limited Edition Hoodie….
To celebrate the 1st 🎂 of the #NickNurseFoundation, Nick Nurse & I designed a hoodie with some of our faves.
🏀 + 🎸 + 📚 + 🛹 + 🎹 pic.twitter.com/eBMuQcW5Vg
— City and Colour (@cityandcolour) March 11, 2021
“It’s incredible to see what Nick has done for the community and the impact he’s had,” Green says. “I’m very happy to be able to lend some of my time to the great foundation that him and his team started.”
The Nick Nurse Foundation was established in January 2020 to support children and youth in their personal and academic development, and help them achieve their full potential. Nurse says he’s proud to be partnering with Green on the initiative, and that charitable causes have always been close to his heart.
“Super excited about this collaboration with Dallas and City and Colour,” Nurse says. “I’m honoured to be able to give back and support the community, it’s always been important to me.”
In recent years, Green has devoted more of his time to charitable causes, raising $175,000 for Black organizations including Black Lives Matter Canada this past summer.
The limited edition Nick Nurse x City and Colour hoodie is available for pre-sale now at cityandcolour.store for $70.