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Buffalo Sabres & St. Brian Clothiers partner to provide suits for prom to Buffalo Public School student-athletes


Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am

Press Release

St. Brian Clothiers is a fine men's wear clothing resource that offers free suits 365 days a year to men in need.

This service began in Buffalo after the horrific shooting tragedy at the Tops Supermarket, so that men in need could have free suits to attend the funerals.

It also happened to be that it was also prom season and, when the news began spreading the word about our free suit giveaway, schools began contacting us about their students who were in need, as well.

Last year, Dewitt Lee of St Brian Clothiers created an initiative called the "iPROMise Program" which is aimed at school junior and senior student-athletes. The goal is to help "coach" these young men on how to have a safe prom experience by teaching them how to handle difficult situations and make good decisions. Attached is a graphic of the topics covered. 

This year, we are tremendously grateful for the support of the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Sabres (https://www.nhl.com/sabres/news/buffalo-sabres-may-14-how-to-support). Through May 23, the Buffalo Sabres are collecting dress clothing donations at KeyBank Center (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The items needed are shoes – sizes 7-13 | shirts – sizes 13-17 | suits – sizes 34-44 | ties | dress socks | handkerchiefs.

On Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will host over 70 student-athletes from Buffalo Public Schools inside the KeyBank Center lower foyer, where the student-athletes will be styled with their suit for this year's prom.

Two student-athletes will receive NIL sponsorships and become ambassadors for the “iPROMise Pledge.” They will be spokespersons in advertising campaign to encourage high school students to have a safe prom night. There will be stipends to pay for dinner and prom night travel arrangements.

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