8&9 x Good Dad Gang Release New T Shirts w/ Maloney High School Students
Just in time for Father's Day 8&9 has collaborated with Good Dad Gang to release a limited edition t shirt. As part of their entrepreneurship through music and fashion initiative 8&9 teamed up with students at Maloney High School in Meriden, Connecticut to design the Good Dad Gang t shirt for hip-hop artist Termanology. The collaboration spawned from a 10 week program where 8&9 works with Change The Play to teach students learn key principles of entrepreneurship while completing actionable tasks of designing, marketing, and selling the product which promotes positivity in parenting.
This semester, Maloney students worked with 8&9 and hip hop artist Termanology on design and marketing concepts for his Good Dad Gang t shirt line. While brainstorming on the qualities of good parents, what it takes to be a good dad and more, Termanology and students shared personal experiences as parents and children. Teaching through sports and the idea of awarding good parents came up. Someone mentioned championships drawing parallel to Michael Jordan’s teary tribute to his deceased father years before.
In 1996, Michael Jordan’s Bulls went 72-10, in the playoffs they defeated the Orlando Magic to win the NBA Championship on Father’s Day. Jordan’s emotional dedication to his father would be the inspiration for the Good Dad Gang t shirt. Themes of victory, championships, Bulls colors, sporty details all come together in the collaborative design. The shirt is available at Eblens in limited quantities and also on our website! All proceeds will go to furthering the Change The Play program.