A Kid Got Bullied for His Homemade Tennessee Volunteers Shirt, Now the School Is Selling It

If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s pretty great.  There’s an elementary school kid in Tallahassee who’s a huge University of Tennessee fan.  But apparently he couldn’t afford one of their shirts, so he made one.


He drew the initials “U.T.” on a piece of paper.  Then he literally just pinned it to an orange shirt.  But the kids at his school were pretty ruthless, and he got made fun of a lot.


Then his teacher posted a photo of it on Facebook, hoping someone would buy him a real Tennessee Volunteers shirt.  And something even better happened.  The president of the university saw the post and sent him a TON of swag.  Then the school announced they were actually making shirts with the logo the KID designed.


They’re selling it online for $15.  And a portion of each sale will go to a charity called Stomp Out Bullying.  You can preorder one through the University of Tennessee’s official campus store website.  They’ll ship later this month.


(Here’s a photo of the original shirt he made and the one they’re now selling.)