Over 40 big leaguers will be backing K Poverty this season.
"With Striking Out Poverty, we've teamed up with players, fans and teams to provide for some of the most urgent needs in nine of the most vulnerable communities."
- Striking Out Poverty
Since its inception in 1971, Food for the Hungry has been a major player in the fight against extreme poverty. Their work is largely based on the belief that each and every individual is of worth, and they personify this notion by working directly with the most vulnerable people on earth for purposeful relief and development.
Food for the Hungry offer access to life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, equal educational opportunities to girls and boys, vocational training and empowerment amid unimaginable hardships. Through their dedication, work with local leaders and overall life-altering solutions, they graduate communities in an average of 12 years, which means that the communities are then capable of sustaining themselves for years to come.
Through their Striking Out Poverty initiative, Food for the Hungry wants to end poverty in the Dominican Republic once and for all.
Arizona: Chris Herrmann (C), Brian Matusz (P)
Seattle: Mike Freeman (INF)
Milwaukee: Chase Anderson (P)
Cleveland: Yan Gomes (C), Trevor Bauer (P), Daniel Robertson (OF)
Cincinnati: Scooter Gennett (INF)
Miami: Dee Gordon (OF)
Philadelphia: Tommy Joseph (C), Cameron Rupp (C)
Pittsburgh: Gregory Polanco (OF), Starling Marte (OF)
Los Angeles (Anaheim): TBA
Los Angeles: Yasmani Grandal (C)
New York (Bronx): Aaron Judge (OF), Mason Williams (OF), Rob Refsnyder (UTIL)
New York (Queens): Seth Lugo (P)
Chicago (North Side): TBA
Chicago (South Side): Cody Asche (OF)
Oakland: Liam Hendriks (P)
San Francisco: Johnny Cueto (P)
San Diego: TBA
Kansas City: TBA
St. Louis: TBA
The design was made by Athletes Brand Founder and former baseball player, Kyle Mauch, to cross baseball and philanthropy. The goal was to add unique features recognizable only to baseball players, keep it simple, and make the mission clear.
The backwards K is screen printed with a fade to resemble chalk lines like on a baseball field. The backwards K also represents the Strikeout Looking" symbol of the backwards K in baseball statistics. Though it does not mean that poverty is going down without a fight, the backwards K was simply chosen instead of the K swinging symbol because it's more recognizable as being baseball specific.
This design will be available in every big league team color as a collectors item, and represented by select players from each team throughout the 2017 season.
The general K Poverty T's currently for sale will ship upon order, unless item is said to be on backorder or out of stock.
The first print round for Group 1, as shown above, will begin on May 4th, 2017. The shirts will begin shipping 10 business days after the campaign ends (May 3rd, 2017), meaning they will be shipped out from our shipping center no later than 5/17/17. This allows us to reinvest the sales into focusing on trying to get Striking Out Poverty in front of 20 million people in two weeks. Also, because of the high cost to manufacture our shirts at the quality we produce, making the shirts after the two week campaign allows us to be able to afford the costs of doing the shirts for a cause as every limited edition shirt is manufactured when the campaign ends making it a very limited edition design.
Measurement Notes: Length is measured from highest point of shoulder. Sleeve length at the top of shoulder.
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Non-chlorine bleach, when needed. Tumble dry medium or hang dry. Do not iron over decoration.
• Neck – Measure all around the middle of your neck. Keep enough room for you to slide a finger in between the tape and your neck.
• Chest – Lift your arms and wrap the tape around your chest. Keep the tape around the highest part of your chest while still under your arms. Drop your arms to get the most precise measurement.
• Sleeve – Measure from the middle of your neck, down your shoulder to the elbow. Then take the measurement from your elbow to your wrist. Add the two for your total sleeve measurement.
• Waist (Pants) – Wrap the tape around your waste just above your hip. Keep the tape loose enough to slide a finger between the tape and your waist.
• Inseam (Pants) – Take your favorite fitting pair of pants and place them on a flat surface. Measure along the inside of the leg from the crotch seam down to the bottom of the pants for your inseam. Depending on your sizing preference you can round up or down to get your desired inseam. If you plan on machine washing, take shrinkage into account before you make your sizing decision.