“Legacy: inspiring love to be passed down through generations”.... Those are the words of Dana Gendreau. I was contacted a couple weeks ago by Debra Fetzer, a supporter of her “Helping Huddle” initiative. What originally started off as preparing and serving meals to football players in need at Hughes High School, (in our native Cincinnati), has now grown into an all out push to create a new narrative; not only between 2 schools, but the community as a whole. She saw, not only the initial need, but also the need of ongoing support. Noticing that there was no support for the players at the games on Friday night, she began to rally her son’s 5th grade team from Kings Schools (Oh), parents, and other members of the community to the games. In turn, the Hughes High team began to attend the Kings 5th grade games. Gendreau’s story was recently featured on “Good Morning America”.
The thing that amazed me about this story is that I grew up in walking distance from Hughes High and my son also graduated from Kings High School, so I know both of these communities well. For the kids on both sides to make statements like “they don’t see color”, and “we see the Hughes High players like NFL players”, is a move in the right direction.
After speaking with Dana at length, we decided to collaborate and produce hoodies in support of the movement. We chose to use the “LEGACY” initiative To acknowledge a NEW LEGACY, and NEW narrative, for a NEW sense of community. In a gesture of respect, each school logo is represented on a respective sleeve. As the owner of OOOG Brand, I am proud to stand with Dana Gendreau and The Helping Huddle. What shall they say about your LEGACY?
Click here to order your Helping Huddle LEGACY Hoodie