Published on October 31st, 2019 | by Landon Buford0
Lakers Legend & Buffalo Bills Coach Making Headlines With Top Apparel Brand
Wooter Apparel is making moves.
Founded in New York City in June 2014 by Alex Aleksandrovski, David Kleyman, and Alex Kagan, the company boasts 12,000+ sports organizations utilizing them from over 40 countries worldwide.
Listed by Entrepreneur as a “Top 100 Most Brilliant Company,” Wooter raised a $250,000 seed round in 2015.
Six months after Wooter announced their quest to pledge $2.5 million over the next three years towards youth sports programs all over the world, three non-profit organizations and youth programs rooted in football and basketball have already felt the impact made through the generosity and support of the customized sports apparel/tech company based in Staten Island.
While previous donations and sponsorship recipients included Wooter Africa, Ballin 4 Peace, Each One Teach One (at Rucker Park), Irvington High School (Irvington, New Jersey), Balling 4 Lupus, and the BOSS Program (Business of Success Beyond Sports) just to name a few… you can officially add Pigskin Patriots, former NBA guard Smush Parker, and New York City-based KING Hoops Basketball to that growing list of teams, leagues, and organizations.
Their goal is to help give back and positively impact the world through sports while uniting youth in communities that are either underprivileged or simply overlooked based on their socioeconomic status.
“We are grateful and blessed to be in a position to give back,” said Wooter Co-Founder and COO, David Kleyman.
“I am looking forward to being more involved in this mission as we continue to grow and make a bigger impact on youth sports for years to come. Pledging $2.5M over these next three years through our sponsorship programs around the world will help these young kids improve and develop within their respective sports, and as an individual as well.”
Help they have.
Insert former NFL player and current Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver coach, Chad Hall.
The Founder and President of Pigskin Patriots, Hall teamed-up with Wooter for his 501 c3 non-profit organization’s gear for the annual Pigskin Patriots football and cheerleading camps for the children of military parents.
“While serving in the military (Hall attended the Air Force Academy), I was privileged to get to know many military families. These families and their commitment to our Country created a lasting impression. This impression is what drove the creation of Pigskin Patriots. Pigskin Patriots will create the much needed morale booster on military installations and positively affect the next generation of American warriors.”
Then there’s former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Smush Parker.
Parker has also benefited from Wooter’s pledge toward donations and sponsorships by customizing basketball apparel for Smush Parker Elite and the Queen’s natives inspiring youth programs that he’s led. After learning and playing the game around the world for 16-years, these days you can find Smush Parker teaching the game of basketball and giving back along the way.
“I am honored and truly appreciative for being given the opportunity to inspire, impart, instruct, impact, and improve the youth in your community. Thank you to Wooter Apparel for making sure EVERY participant received a great looking jersey,” said Parker, who conducted a free basketball clinic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Established in 2017, Smush Parker Elite provides children of all ages the chance to both learn from Parker’s professionalism and experiences, both on and off of the court.
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