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AAF Buffalo, 26 Shirts partner to launch 'Big Tee-Off' with 'Hindsight's 2020'

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Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:45 pm

11 of Buffalo’s top agencies compete to raise money for AAF Buffalo’s scholarship fund

AAF Buffalo and 26 Shirts have partnered up to launch “The Big Tee-Off” with the theme: “Hindsight’s 2020.” The shirts are hot off the presses and ready for purchase at 26shirts.com/collections/aaf-big-tee-off.

Creatives from some of the top agencies and companies in the area have taken their best crack at T-shirt designs to fit the “Hindsight's 2020” theme and inspire some friendly competition. $9 from every shirt purchased will be donated to AAF Buffalo's scholarship fund and distributed to young and aspiring college and high school students pursuing careers in advertising and marketing.

AAF Buffalo President Josh Gumulak said he is thrilled to partner with 26 Shirts this year and bring some humor to 2020.

“Since AAF Buffalo had to cancel our annual ‘Big Tip-Off’ event this year due to COVID-19 concerns, our board of directors got creative and came up with the ‘Big Tee-Off,’ ” Gumulak said. “We have some of Buffalo’s best designers participating in this competition to help our area’s youth with scholarship funds. We’re excited to share their excellent work with Western New York.”

AAF Buffalo is counting on community members to buy their favorite T-shirt and support the company with the best design. The winning design will be announced at the culmination of Adweek on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Crowley Webb, 19 Ideas, Gelia, FIFTEEN, FARM, dPost, Dixon Schwabl, Quilted Squirrel, Mr. Smith, Manzella Marketing and Mower have submitted their designs, now available for purchase through 26 Shirts.

26 Shirts partner Del Reid said he is happy to work with AAF Buffalo on this initiative.

“26 Shirts is proud to partner with a great organization and such creative minds to support a cause based in WNY,” Reid said.

View the T-shirts at 26shirts.com/collections/aaf-big-tee-off.

Created in November 2013 by Reid and Dan Gigante, 26 Shirts is an apparel company committed to creating unique, limited-edition, sports and city pride-themed designs that also do good for the community. For each shirt sold during a time-limited, preorder campaign, 26 Shirts makes a donation to a beneficiary in need, or a local charitable organization.

With over 300 professional, student and corporate members, AAF Buffalo strives to bridge the gap between passions, occupations and experience levels to create a single unified community that provides national industry involvement with a local focus. AAF Buffalo offers a variety of events and initiatives year-round, including national speakers, member-only “Skillshops,” networking events, student scholarship programs, and the American Advertising Awards.

For more information about AAF Buffalo and its upcoming events, visit www.aafbuffalo.com.

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