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Retired Professional Baseball Player
The Star Institute is a world leader in research, education, and advocacy for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of many children and adults. Originally called the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, Star Institute has been providing hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD. Our Mission... To improve the lives of children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and their families through research, education and increased global awareness.
First off, this art was created to intentionally have no 1 specific meaning. We wanted this art to mean something different to everybody... just like great art should. This is not a shirt design, it's art. This is not a Chicago shirt, not a White Sox shirt, not a baseball shirt... but it is art to bring awareness to Sensory Processing Disorder in a fashionable way. The goal of doing this, is that when you wear it and somebody sees it, we want them to ask you what it is. This is your chance now to bring awareness to SPD in your own definition of that shirt that is memorable to somebody, and make a true lasting impact for SPD and on each person's life that you explain it to.
When Paul Konerko was designing this shirt with our team, he wanted it to do three things for his own definition.
1) For Paul, it’s brain waves to bring awareness to Sensory Processing Disorder. 2) It’s an abstract art. The brain waves are in the shape of the Chicago skyline, as shown above, reflecting off of the water as a tribute to a city that he loves so much. Mix that with the brain waves, Chicago is on my mind.
3) It’s 1983 White Sox colors. 4) Last, is a different meaning for the athlete… it takes heart (red) to disrupt the game and make noise (navy) on the field. Meaning that you have to play with passion to stand out and be great.
"Daddy this is most comfortable Shirt I have ever worn It does not make me itch anymore."That is why I think (Athletes Brand) can be a game changer to this community. She just started wearing jeans this year and she is 8 and still does not like them. I have to get her the best one’s too. - Bobby Vossoughi, (Purchased during the Pre-Order opportunity to our email list)
Hundreds joined Paul Konerko & Athletes Brand July 22nd, 2016 before the Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox game for an intimate chat. With their tickets they got Paul's shirt, a ticket to the game, and access to this private Chalk Talk event with Paul Konerko. Yes, the same proceeds as online from the shirt that they got at the game go to the cause too!
Tickets were sold here: WhiteSox.com/PK