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 in impact in everyone’s life. It is through sport and the interaction with student-athletes that development can be created within under-served 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.
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 – Andrew and Corey present at the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. One Shirt One Body becomes a national initiative in only 18 days.
January 18, 2016 – Andrew and Corey present at the NCAA national convention in front of approx. 400 athletic directors, administrators, and student-athletes.
November 2016 – Approximately 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, Big East, Patriot League, Atlantic Sun, and C-USA).
May 25, 2017 – One Shirt One Body forms an official partnership with NCAA Division I, with a goal of programming surrounding the NCAA Final Four Tournament in 2018.
Moving forward, One Shirt One Body aims to form various partnerships, in alignment with the mission of the NCAA, bringing the positives of sport to children in under-served areas. One Shirt One Body will accomplish this through implementation of sports programs teaching the life skills and technical skills of sport.