Enes Kanter collaborating with Gov. Kate Brown to promote mask safety

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Enes Kanter collaborating with Gov. Kate Brown to promote mask safety originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Just in time for the holidays, Enes Kanter and the Portland Trail Blazers have a message for you: wear your mask!

The Portland Trail Blazers have partnered with Oregon Governor Kate Brown to promote mask safety protocols this holiday season and how it relates to COVID-19.  

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"Local athletes want people in Oregon to stay safe from COVID-19 this holiday season," said the Oregon Health Authority in a press release. "You may have noticed some of your favorite local celebrities showing off their ugly holiday masks. The masks were made by the Portland Garment Factory as a fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank. They are sold out now, but it’s still fun to make your own and share them at #UglyHolidayMask."

Here's Blazers center Enes Kanter showing off his #UglyHolidayMask sent to him by the Oregon Governor herself. 

"Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is partnering with the Portland Trail Blazers this season to help spread the word that wearing a mask, physical distancing and keeping gatherings small can help save lives," added the OHA. "Fans will notice digital signage at the Rose Quarter along with TV and radio spots."

"Stay safe. Stay healthy," said Kanter while promoting mask safety. "When this whole pandemic ends I'll have to see you and all your family at one of my games." 

In the meantime, you can catch Portland Trail Blazers games live here on NBC Sports Northwest.