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State Forty Eight shirt benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation
Local apparel company, State Forty Eight is debuting its new “Tillman” shirt with a portion of sales going to the Pat Tillman Foundation. The brand partnered with the foundation as a way to contribute to its efforts of raising money for military veterans and their spouses, through academic scholarships.
“The Pat Tillman Foundation has always been an organization near and dear to us,” said State Forty Eight Co-Founder Stephen Polando. “Tillman has been a huge inspiration to our team so we are thrilled to have formed this partnership.”
Founded in 2004 following Pat Tillman’s death while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan, the Tillman foundation chooses up to 60 candidates each year from thousands of applicants to become Tillman Scholars.
Since the inception of the program, these individuals have made a difference in the fields of medicine, law, business, technology, education, arts and more.
In honor of the late Arizona Cardinal and Army hero, Pat Tillman, the design for the T-shirts mirrors the Cardinal’s red and features Tillman’s iconic “40” jersey number along with the foundation’s logo.
The shirts will be available in a crew-neck and V-neck style and range from $28 to $30 with $5 from each shirt sale going to the Tillman Foundation. They are currently available for pre-order on the website.