NEW YORK - August 26, 2020 - (Newswire.com)
Roy Foreman, famed boxing manager of legendary great, George Foreman, is fighting COVID-19 with a punch of his own. This time he aims to knock out the disease with a powerful uppercut by designing a KO COVID t-shirt in collaboration with Skrapper Brands and donating 20% of sales to First Responders Children’s Foundation.
Foreman and famed artist William Quigley, Founder of Skrapper, have teamed up to design this limited edition KO COVID t-shirt, with the first 100 orders signed via livestream by Mr. Quigley.
“COVID-19 has devastated friends of mine throughout the country. I have lost members of my community to the coronavirus," says Roy Foreman. “This limited edition KO COVID t-shirt was designed to unite and raise money for our first responder heroes.”
Roy Foreman, a leading voice in the boxing world, managed his brother George Foreman through his championship years, served on the U.S. Olympic boxing committee and was a ringside announcer for HBO Sports.
"First Responders Children's Foundation would like to thank Roy Foreman, William Quigley and Skrapper Brands for their efforts to help knock out COVID-19,” said Jillian Crane, President of First Responders Children's Foundation. "There's no doubt that first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are sacrificing so much to protect our families, and it's our responsibility as a nation to help them through this crisis by providing financial hardship grants, PPE, scholarships and partnerships.”
Since March of this year, First Responders Children’s Foundation has given financial hardship grants to 9,000 first responders, supplied over 650,000 face masks, and paid for 13,000 hotel rooms with meal stipends to keep first responders and their families safe.
The limited edition shirts can be purchased at skrapper.co
About First Responders Children's Foundation
For almost 20 years, First Responders Children's Foundation has been providing college scholarships to the children of first responder parents who have been injured or lost in the line of duty. The Foundation also awards grants to families enduring significant financial hardship and supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder organizations to benefit children or the communities in which they live. The First Responders Children's Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was established in March 2020 to provide financial hardship grants, PPE, and hotel accommodations to first responders on the front lines of the pandemic. The Foundation was a charity partner of the "Fox Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert For America" and the "One World: Together at Home" concerts paying tribute to front line heroes.
About Skrapper Brands
Skrapper collaborates with forward-thinking brands, artists, designers, charitable organizations and foundations. Their mission is to produce limited edition, creative clothing and products. Since 2000, Skrapper Brands has sold more than 100,000 apparel pieces.
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