The state of being united or joined as a whole.
Becoming a team
Hello! My name is David Hardman and I’m the founder of
When we wear our team gear, we show that we have a common goal; whatever we are doing is to reach one outcome– together. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you may have faced in the past, or what you may be
When I was younger, my little league team and I went to state. Being so little, my identity was wrapped in who my parents were– I was Bob and Adele’s son. At that game, I so clearly remember seeing my dad rep a shirt that supported my team. Win or lose, I knew my dad was there to encourage and lift me up. This has become one of my favorite childhood memories, and one of my favorite memories to construct for my own son, Alex. Now I wear “Alex’s Dad” to show support to Alex, and to show my family that we are unified. To this day, I believe that is why my son participates in baseball– to see that his dad is wearing a shirt for him too.
One of the greatest joys in this season of life has been coaching and watching parents rallying their little ones on. Seeing the cheer spread across a child’s face as their parents wear a shirt that has their name on it is absolutely priceless. It’s not just the family name- it’s their own name. That shirt is saying, “I choose to see you, and I support you.”
Supporting a cause
In 1994, my sister Lena passed away at the age of nineteen. After that moment, my family began participating in cancer walks. I would wear shirts that said “Lena’s brother”, and when I walked, I kept her memory going- I helped Lena leave a lasting legacy. Being Lena’s brother and supporting cancer research was really important for my family at that time–something that has left a permanent impact on my soul.
Leave a legacy
When you are wearing your child’s name, you are representing something bigger than yourself. You are choosing to act in a way that lifts others up. You are teaching others how to be a positive reinforcement in your child’s life. You are showing others with absolute certainty that being joined as a whole is the most rewarding gift you could receive. That is a legacy I’d be proud to leave for my children.