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Press Release: Eric Byrnes (Pat Tillman Foundation)

July 31, 2015

Press Release: Eric Byrnes (Pat Tillman Foundation)

Eric Byrnes Launches T Shirt for Pat Tillman Foundation with Athletes Brand
Former professional baseball player, Eric Byrnes, announced the release of a limited time only “What’s Next?” shirt to benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) with Athletes Brand.

New York, NY, July 31, 2015 -- Former professional baseball player, Eric Byrnes, announced the release of a limited time only “What’s Next?” shirt to benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF).

Now as an analyst at MLB Network, Eric is committed to living life the same way the late Pat Tillman did; by not dwelling on the past, and embracing the future with an attitude of “What’s Next?”

After Pat’s death in 2004, Eric, made sure he spoke about Pat and the sacrifice he made, every opportunity he had. When he met the Tillman family in 2006, Eric vowed to help them keep Pat’s name and legacy alive.

“From that day on, I knew I wanted to focus my individual fundraising efforts throughout the course of my entire life on the Pat Tillman Foundation. Without getting all nostalgic, between my connection to Pat through Bay Area high school sports, our mutual friend Zack Walz, and playing baseball professionally in a city in which he became an icon, I felt as if it was something in my life that I was meant to do, my small way to finally do more than talk. The foundation was founded on the basic principles that encompassed everything Pat Tillman represented. Education, leadership and loyalty,” says Byrnes.

The shirt will only be available at AthletesBrand.com/PAT from July 28th to August 10th, 2015 with proceeds benefiting Pat Tillman Foundation.

“Our aim is to help Eric share the story of Pat Tillman with as many people as possible. We’ve set a goal of 20 million people in 2 weeks,” said Athletes Brand Founder, Kyle Mauch. “Reaching even one person to become personally involved with the Pat Tillman Foundation would make this campaign a success in our efforts to help our military men and women.”

Athletes Brand will track how many people are participating and helping with the cause by tracking the shares of the link where the “What’s Next?” shirts are sold. Athletes from various sports within the Athletes Brand network will also support Eric Byrnes through promoting the campaign on social media.

About Eric Byrnes
A native of Mount View, California, Eric Byrnes is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who had a distinguished playing career for the Oakland Athletics, the Colorado Rockies, the Baltimore Orioles, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Seattle Mariners. Now retired, he is an analyst for MLB Network, an Ironman Tri-athlete and one of the original co-founders of Team Tillman. He is active on both Twitter @Byrnes22 and Instagram @Byrnes22.

About Athletes Brand
Athletes Brand is an athlete-run clothing company that crafts clothing for athletes’ everyday needs away from their sport. They have a mission to help every athlete use their power of influence to make a difference in the world through sports, fashion, art and charity. Visit AthletesBrand.com.

About Pat Tillman Foundation
Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. For more information, visit www.PatTillmanFoundation.org.

Media Contact: Kyle Mauch
Athletes Brand
kyle@athletesbrand.com



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