One elementary school student from Florida is so passionate about the University of Tennessee that he made his own T-shirt to show his spirit for the school.
After the boy’s teacher, Laura Snyder from Altamonte Elementary School, announced the school’s “College Colors Day” to her class, he wanted to show his support for the University of Tennessee. Unfortunately, he didn’t have any of the university’s apparel.
Snyder suggested that he “wear an orange shirt to show his spirit.” Her student even further by drawing the university’s label on a piece of paper and pinning it to the front of his orange T-shirt.
Sadly, not everyone appreciated his efforts. Some girls at his school made fun of his homemade creation, putting the poor boy in tears.
Snyder wanted to encourage her student by getting him a University of Tennessee T-shirt. She posted a request on Facebook, asking if anyone had inside connections with the college.
Her post went viral and prompted the University of Tennessee to send a care package to Snyder’s student. After the boy received the package, Snyder said, “My student was so amazed at all the goodies in the box. He proudly put on the jersey and one of the many hats in the box.”
The university is now selling T-shirts with the boy’s design. Some of the money the shirts earn will be donated to the anti-bullying foundation, STOMPOutBullying.
If you would like to donate to the cause, buy a shirt and show your support!