‘Dutchy’ T-shirt sales send money to flood fund 0
The design for “Teach Me How To Dutchy” T-shirts created by NHL player Matt Duchene and Sports Chirps. A portion of the sale of the shirts goes to Minden flood relief. Photo supplied by Sports Chirps
NHL player Matt Duchene continues to support Minden flood relief with his Teach Me to Dutchy T-shirts made by Grimsby-based company Sports Chirps.
“We do T-shirts for athletes and the athlete chooses a charity and a cause and we do a kickback to them,” said Sports Chirps owner Scott Cundell.
The shirts, which come in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes, sell for about $20 – $5 from each shirt will go to flood relief.
They depict Duchene, sometimes referred to as Dutchy, in a series of four steps completing his celebrated play.
While the concept was Duchene’s, the design was created in-house at Sports Chirps.
Sales so far have been good, Cundell said, with about 100 shirts sold.
He started his charitable endeavour a couple of years ago with Leafs’ forward Colby Armstrong.
That shirt brought in more than $4,000 for Armstrong’s charity, a children’s hospital.
Cundell said Duchene is one of the more active NHL players when it comes to giving of his time.
He got in touch with the Colorado Avalanche player on social media.
Duchene grew up in Haliburton along with Buffalo Sabres player Cody Hodgson who together helped with a highly successful fundraiser at Pinestone Resort June 15, which raised more than $120,000 for Minden.
To purchase a shirt, go to www.sportschirps.com and click on the Teach Me How To Dutchy T-shirt image.