Scottsdale, AZ, September 27, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood have teamed up with Athletes Brand on a limited-edition T-shirt to honor Chance Veazey, a mutual friend and teammate when they played baseball at the University of Georgia. Veazey sustained a paralyzing spinal cord injury in a motorized scooter accident in 2009. Shortly after the accident, both Farmer and Wood inked matching tattoos on the inside of their arms that read “Second Chance” in recognition of their friend.
Proceeds from shirt sales will benefit Shepherd Center, a spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. Shepherd Center, based in Atlanta, Georgia, provided much of Veazey’s rehabilitation after his accident.
"Chance’s injury was devastating but we’re all so thankful that his rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center improved his circumstances,” said Farmer. “We chose to support the Shepherd Center knowing it will help improve the life of other spinal cord injury patients like him.”
The trio’s tight-knit relationship has garnered well-deserved attention in recent months, as Farmer’s first at-bat in a Major League game on July 30, 2017, resulted in a walk-off double. Every time Wood takes the mound, he takes Veazey with him, as he sports a glove etched with C.V.J.T – the latter two initials belonging to Johnathan Taylor, another Georgia Bulldog baseball player who sustained a paralyzing spinal cord injury in an in-game collision with a teammate in 2011.
The limited-edition “Second Chance” T-shirt can be purchased at AthletesBrand.com from now until Monday, October 9th. Co-designed by Farmer and Wood, the shirt features a Los Angeles blue and the phrase both use to honor their friend. The tri-blend shirt is available in men’s, women’s and youth sizes.
For more information about the campaign, please visit AthletesBrand.com.