OET ad on the boards in Charlotte, NC, home of the AHL Charlotte Checkers and Jr Checkers
Supporting youth hockey programs was a top priority to us when starting OET. Whether we make a $50 or $50,000 profit, we want to be able to give back a good chunk to the young’uns on the ice and to the programs to which they belong. Our first step was creating apparel to benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation and the Tim Thomas Foundation with our Blackbeard and Fear the Bear shirts.
Side Note: Funny, no matter how much you plan, you can’t always predict controversy like the Thomas blow-up on Twitter and Facebook. Whether you hate him or love him for his views, we continue to support his hockey camps with our Fear the Bear shirts because it is for the kids. In the words of Forrest Gump, “That’s all I got to say about that.”
OET water bottles will be available in October.
Our second effort is slight, but exciting. We supported the Charlotte Junior Checkers with the purchase of a dasher ad and supplying water bottles for the kids in partnership with the Extreme Ice Center. We know this is just of first of many efforts to encourage youth in the sport.
Help us support the team with a purchase of our charity tees. Our new line will launch in October with more designs, sizes, and accessories. Oh, and of course we will have a new charity line to support various charities.
What apparel you like to see? What hockey charity would you like to support? Let us know in the comment section.
Fear the Bear sneak peek
I was thrilled to reveal EYECANDYAIR’s Blackbeard Beauty design Friday, so I thought I would keep the momentum going with a sneak peek at our second charity tee. Also designed by Steve Nash, Fear the Bear was inspired by Tim Thomas’ head gear and 15% of the sales will go to the Tim Thomas Foundation.
This All-Star goaltender is well decorated. He is a Stanley Cup champion who has earned two Vezina Trophies, a Conn Smythe Trophy, and two ESPY awards.
Fear the Bear will be available in mens, womens, and youth sizes in grey or gold colored t-shirts.
Please note EYECANDYAIR retains full trademark rights to this design. The Boston Bruins and Tim Thomas do not personally endorse these products.
Many thanks to Steve and Steph Nash for their participation. Be sure to check out their amazing masks on their website and give them a follow on Facebook and Twitter.
I also would like to thank Joe Warner for piecing Mr. Nash’s design together for a killer looking shirt. Give Joe a follow on Twitter!
Fans can easily wear replicated jerseys of their favorite player. Hockey enthusiasts may also sport t-shirts and hats displaying their favorite team’s logo. However, the most artistic designs on the ice are not readily available.
Goalies stand apart from other hockey players for a variety of reasons. Their unique mask art being a clear example. Outer Edge Threads is beyond thrilled to announce we are launching charity apparel sponsored by EYECANDYAIR. Now you can wear shirts supporting two Stanley Cup goalie’s non-profit organizations…and look good while doing it.
Steve Nash, of EYECANDYAIR, is the artist behind the masks of Cam Ward, Tim Thomas, Martin Biron, Jonathan Quick, Chris Mason and more. I interviewed Mr. Nash a few months ago for CardiacCane.com and I couldn’t wait to find a reason to work with them again. Read more