The Vancouver Whitecaps have joined forces with the Vancouver Aquarium to sell face masks with proceeds going to help keep the financially troubled aquarium afloat.

The aquarium, a not-for-profit operation, is closed during the pandemic and struggling to survive.

More than 25 Whitecap staff members are also volunteering in the rescue effort, helping reach out to aquarium members, donors, and supporters.

Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes said he mobilized his club's resources after hearing of the aquarium's difficulties.