Bobbleheads and COVID-19 seem to go hand-in-hand as the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled bobbleheads of California Governor Gavin Newsom, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.
The bobbleheads feature four governors who have been leading their respective states during the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will be donating $5 from every Governor Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, which is the same cause that the Hall of Fame and Museum has raised over $160,000 for through the sale of Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx bobbleheads, according to a news release.
The bobbleheads are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. They are $25 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order and will ship in July. On bases bearing their names, the DeWine and Newsom bobbleheads are standing at a podium, while the Cuomo and Evers bobbleheads are seated at a table in the press conference settings that citizens have become accustomed to seeing.
Gov. of California Gavin Newsom, 52, has become a popular governor in the United States thanks to his response to the COVID-19 outbreak. His 83 percent approval rating was due to being the first governor to order stay-at-home regulations, increasing medical availability for citizens, and stabilizing California’s economy, according to the news release.
Gov. Cuomo, 62, is currently serving his third term as Governor of New York – the same position his father, the late Mario Cuomo, held for three terms. Andrew Cuomo has received widespread praise for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and leading the nation’s virus epicenter through the crisis.
The 73-year-old DeWine is among Ohio’s most well-known politicians after serving in elected office for four decades, including as a state lawmaker, congressman, lieutenant governor, and state attorney general. DeWine received national attention when he canceled several events at the beginning of March before the nation was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, the news release added.
A longtime state superintendent, the 68-year-old Tony Evers defeated two-term Republican incumbent Scott Walker in the general election for Governor of Wisconsin on Nov. 6, 2018. Erring on the side of caution, Evers extended the “Safer at Home” order from April 24 to May 26 during the coronavirus pandemic.
“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,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said in the news release. “We received a lot of requests to make bobbleheads of these four governors who have been instrumental in the continued fight against COVID-19, so we’re excited to be unveiling these bobbleheads today.”
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. First St. in Milwaukee opened to the public on Feb. 1, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produce high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sales as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country.
Source: The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum