Museum adds Gov. Whitmer bobblehead; proceeds to fund ‘Heroes’ nonprofit

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The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate a portion of each sale of a new Gov. Gretchen Whitmer bobblehead to a fund that benefits frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate a portion of each sale of a new Gov. Gretchen Whitmer bobblehead to a fund that benefits frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Milwaukee-based venue on Friday unveiled the bobblehead and said it will donate $5 from every $25 item sold to the Protect the Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, which is the same cause for which the hall of fame and museum has raised over $185,000 through the sale of bobbleheads of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Deborah Birx and other governors.

The bobbleheads are available in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store. They are $25 apiece, plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order. They will ship in July.

The bobblehead features Whitmer on a base bearing her name, clad in a blue blazer and black pants and seated at a table with a binder of notes in front of her as she makes an announcement during a press briefing.

The bobblehead of Whitmer joins bobbleheads of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers.

“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,” said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the hall of fame and museum.

“We received a lot of requests to make a bobblehead of Gov. Whitmer and other governors who have been instrumental in the continued fight against COVID-19, so we’re excited to be releasing her bobblehead today.”

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