There's now a Raise The Cat T-shirt for 76ers fans, and it's a fund-raiser for PhillyPaws
Even better, it's a charity fund-raiser for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. All proceeds from sales go to the renowned local pet adoption non-profit.
At this point, most 76ers fans know about the Raise The Cat thing after wins. You might have done it yourself in some form or another by now, whether or not you have Twitter.
Marc Zumoff is in on it. Nerlens Noel is in on it. The team's social media crew is in on it now. Heck, even a few otherwise cynical Inquirer staff members have let their guard down.
Now the originator of the trend has taken it to a whole new level.
Dennis Grove, a.k.a. @GipperGrove on Twitter, has launched the "official" Raise The Cat T-shirt. And even better, it's a charity fund-raiser for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. All proceeds from sales go to the renowned local pet adoption non-profit.
Grove drew up a caricature of Ben Simmons striking the pose in the Instagram photo that inspired the meme, though with a few funny differences: Simmons' shirt has Joel Embiid's face instead of a dog's, and the hat says "RAISE THE CAT" instead of "SAVAGE." Of course, Simmons' cat is there too, perched on Simmons' shoulder.
The shirts cost just $20 each, though they're on sale through Friday for $14. You can also get the design printed on a range of other merchandise.