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Friday, 01 July 2011
The greatest sports duo of all time, Bj�rn Borg and John McEnroe, will now join forces through the launch of a limited edition underwear collection. The unique collaboration will launch in August this year and a portion of the revenues will be donated to the John and Patty McEnroe Foundation.
The collection of four different underwear styles, two designed by Borg and two designed by McEnroe, will be launched in the beginning of August. The underwear is produced in a limited edition and will be available only for a short period of time. The collection is inspired by the golden age of tennis and has an air of the 80’s, the era when the almost four hours long Wimbledon final between the two friendly rivals took place.

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“I’m very excited to do this collaboration with another great tennis legend. McEnroe is the perfect match to Bj�rn Borg and the collaboration reflects our heritage and core values,” says Arthur Engel CEO at Bj�rn Borg.
In addition to the 4% from the sales donated to charity, the collaboration will also involve a charity auction. In the online based auction ten unique pieces of Borg and McEnroe tennis memorabilia as well as one hour ball time with each of the tennis icons will be offered to the public, starting on July 2. All proceeds will be donated to the John and Patty McEnroe Foundation, who in turn will benefit a number of charities such as Laureus USA, J/P Haitian Relief Organization and Riverkeeper.
This is the first time ever that another name than Bj�rn Borg will be covering the underwear’s waistbands; the McEnroe designs will sport a special waistband, featuring his own name. The limited edition collection will be available on 17 markets, including large parts of Europe, Canada and the USA as well as through the Bj�rn Borg web shop.
Based on press release


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