One Story

Originally founded on the campus of the University of Notre Dame by student-athletes Andrew Helmin and Corey Robinson, One Shirt One Body was born on the idea that sport can make an impact in everyone’s life. It is through sport and the interaction with student-athletes that development can be created within communities. With this foundational mission, One Shirt One Body quickly grew from a simple clothing drive to a larger organization with a more sustainable structure.

Timeline:

  • July 1, 2015 – One Shirt One Body is founded on the campus of the University of Notre Dame by student-athletes Andrew Helmin and Corey Robinson.

  • July 11, 2015 – ACC unanimously votes One Shirt One Body as a conference initiative in Greensborough, NC.

  • July 19, 2015 – OSOB presents at the national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting and becomes a national initiative in only 18 days.

  • January 18, 2016 – OSOB presents at the NCAA National Convention in front of 400 athletic directors, administrators, and student-athletes. Also, OSOB hosts an event with 4 local middles schools and 15 student-athletes donating over 1,000 shirts to the San Antonio community.

  • November 2016 – More than 3,000 shirts are collected and donated in the first semester.

  • April 2017 – Approximately 6,000 shirts are collected and donated in the second semester by 6 Division I conferences (ACC, American, Atlantic Sun, C-USA, and Patriot League).

  • March 29, 2018 - One Shirt One Body partnered with IDEA Carver Academy in San Antonio to bring their student to the State Farm Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

  • January 2019 – We implement a new CRM system on our website to streamline the efficiency of sharing and receiving information.

Moving forward, One Shirt One Body aims to form various partnerships to bring more resources and funding to communities around the country.