How we work
One Shirt One Body operates around three core programs working within the scope of our mission. Each program is explained below:
The founding program of One Shirt One Body focuses its attention on college campuses and the youth in their communities. The University Program is run by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's (SAAC) on each campus, who organize and implement the operations. The program focuses on creating a platform for student-athletes to pay-it-forward and inspire the youth of tomorrow through their role model statuses.
Here's how it works:
- SAAC hosts a collection of student-athlete issued apparel (shirts)
- SAAC donates the collected shirts to a local middle school
- SAAC interacts with the children by sharing their experiences within sport, answering the children's questions, playing pick-up games, signing autographs, and taking pictures
If your university is interested in participating, please contact us here!
The second program works with public school systems in metropolitan areas containing many universities. The Metropolitan Program is a long-term program because of more steady interactions between the student-athletes and children. Due to time demands of student-athletes, the Metropolitan Program staggers the commitment periods for each university's student-athletes, which awards the children the opportunity to be exposed to student-athletes from various backgrounds and universities on a consistent basis.
The nucleus of the Metropolitan Program stays the same, however, the specific operations change from city to city.
If your city is interested in learning more about the Metropolitan Program, please contact us here!
The third program targets sporting events where One Shirt One Body provides local youth the opportunity to experience the event, first hand, and meet the participating athletes. The elegance of witnessing live sport is more impressionable than watching it on TV. Being present for a home run, slam dunk, or the simple competitiveness of the game can be a profound moment for any child. Because of this, One Shirt One Body is committed to providing opportunities where children can create or grow upon their passion for sport.
Beyond providing tickets and organizing meet & greets with the athletes, the specific operations vary from event to event.
If your event is interest in learning more about the Stadium Program, please contact us here!
Check out our most recent events here!