ANNAPOLIS, MD — Gov. Larry Hogan gained national attention for his handling of Maryland’s ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Now, a fundraiser is capitalizing on his reputation.
The National Bobblehead Museum and Hall of Fame unveiled a Hogan figurine on Thursday that raises money for personal protective equipment. The hall of fame is teaming with Protect the Heroes and the 100 Million Mask Challenge to amp up PPE production through the sale of bobbleheads.
“We received several requests to make a bobblehead of Governor Hogan and other governors who have been instrumental in the continued fight against COVID-19,” Phil Sklar, the museum’s co-founder and CEO, said in a press release. “We’re excited to be releasing his bobblehead today.”
Other notable figurines available for purchase include those of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert. The effort started in April and has raised more than $275,000, Sklar says.
The Hogan bobblehead costs $25 plus $8 for shipping. Interest buyers can buy the figurine at this link.
The bobblehead will ship in January of 2021. Sklar says $5 from each purchase supports the nation’s health care workers.
“During these unprecedented times, we want to continue to raise funds for an amazing cause while putting a smile on people’s faces with bobbleheads,” Sklar said.
Through his chairmanship of the National Governors Association, Hogan became one of the faces in the fight against coronavirus. Recent polls reflect his popularity.
The approval rating of Hogan’s handling of coronavirus has fluctuated between 69 and 78 percent since late April. About 71 percent of Marylanders approved of his work, as of a Sept. 8 poll.
Manufacturer’s Note: “These bobbleheads are not affiliated with, endorsed or approved by the Governors and were selected based on customer requests. They do not represent an endorsement or reflect any political affiliations by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.”
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This article originally appeared on the Annapolis Patch