Posted on Friday, June 19th 2009, 8:00 am by Marc Sax

Phil Jackson’s X Hat Helps Charity

Via: fanhouse
Phil JacksonWhen Phil Jackson took the stage for the trophy presentation after winning Game 5, he was sporting a gold cap with a large, purple Roman numeral X, a custom-made gift from his agents commemorating Jackson’s six titles with the Bulls and four with the Lakers.

After Jackson wore the hat again during Wednesday’s rally at the Los Angeles Coliseum, many Lakers fans wanted to know where they could get one of their own. The custom-made hat was never intended to be anything more than a unique gift, but Jackson decided to capitalize upon the interest to help a good cause: fans can now purchase the hat for $25, with proceeds from the sale going to the American Indian College Fund.

Richard B. Williams, the president and CEO of the Fund, thanked Jackson in a press release on Wednesday. “The American Indian College Fund is honored to have been selected by Phil Jackson to benefit from the sale of the Phil Jackson X Hat. Phil Jackson’s spirit and winning ways are intertwined with the spirit of Indian people through his generosity. Phil Jackson is the greatest NBA coach ever, and he is a great humanitarian. Throughout his career he has contributed to improving the lives of American Indian people and we are very thankful. Pilamiya Yelo! (Thank you).”

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