Hornets Unveil Fleur de Bee Patch

September 27, 2007

The patch will be worn on the team's home and road jerseys this season.

A new chapter in Hornets history was unveiled today at the Alario Center when Tyson Chandler emerged from the locker room wearing a familiar home white uniform with a new twist – a Fleur de Bee patch. Designed by Hornets Executive Officer of the Board Chad Shinn and consultants from the NBA and Adidas, the patch will be worn on the team’s home and road jerseys this season and illustrates the passion the entire organization has for the people of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans.

Long associated with the Crescent City, the fleur de lis has taken on additional significance post-Katrina as a symbol of the region’s recovery. As an adaptation of that famous symbol, the Hornets’ Fleur de Bee speaks directly to the connection this team feels with the city and its proud heritage.

“The patch is a symbol of the pride we take in this community, and demonstrates our desire to become part of the fabric of New Orleans,” said Shinn. “We are constantly looking for ways to best connect with our fans, and we felt very passionately about adapting one of this city’s most treasured symbols to a mark this connection.”

Merchandise featuring the Fleur de Bee patch will be available by pre-order at Hornets.com, or at the team’s first preseason game in the New Orleans Arena on October 15.

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