McLanahan’s Selling Shirts To Benefit Devon Still’s Family
You’ve likely heard the story of Devon Still by now. The former Penn State defensive tackle had to take part of the summer off from his NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals, as his daughter underwent treatment for cancer. Head coach Marvin Lewis kept Still on the practice squad to help pay for the treatment before Still eventually defied the odds, making the team.
When the Bengals pledged all proceeds from his jersey to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Still set a franchise record for jersey sales in a day. A week later, a local retail outlet in State College is chipping in to the cause as well, selling a “S71LL STRONG” that plays off of a similar design created in Cincinnati. McLanahan’s agreed to give all proceeds from the shirt to Still, who tweeted that he will donate the money to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Nice RT @pennstateroom: @Dev_Still71 This is the design for our Still Strong T that just arrived in store pic.twitter.com/RYIkxOhhTf
— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) September 18, 2014
The McLanahan’s version of the original design references Still’s number from his time spent in Happy Valley. The original design was created by Cincy Shirts, who pledged $15 of each sale to Still’s PLDGIT campaign. The performance-based fundraiser allows donors to pledge any amount for each sack that the Bengals pick up on the season. With a goal of $100,000, the campaign has already pulled in over $40,000 just two weeks into the NFL season.
McLanahan’s says that the shirts are not yet available on their website, but are in stock in their Penn State Room store on the corner of College Avenue and Garner Street.
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