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SportBullied boy’s homemade UT t-shirt being sold by Tennessee

22:15  10 september  2019
22:15  10 september  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

University of Tennessee offers scholarship to boy bullied for homemade T-shirt

University of Tennessee offers scholarship to boy bullied for homemade T-shirt A young boy who went viral for his homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. © VolShop/Twitter The University of Tennessee is now selling a Florida elementary student's design after he was bullied. "In recognition of the fourth-grader’s Volunteer spirit, the university has extended an offer of admission for him to join the Class of 2032," the university announced in a press release on Thursday.

Tennessee may be a trainwreck — or, more appropriately, a self-described shipwreck — on the field at the moment, but, in one instance, they went beyond classy off of it.

Bullied boy’s homemade UT t-shirt being sold by Tennessee© Provided by NBC Sports Group

A Florida elementary school teacher, Laura Snyder, posted a sad and infuriating story on Facebook earlier this month about one of her students, a young boy, being bullied by a group of girls (guarantee at least one of them was named Karen) during lunchtime. The reason behind the bullying was the unidentified young man wearing a homemade University of Tennessee t-shirt for “College Colors Day” at the school that apparently didn’t meet the Mean Girls standards.

Demand for bullied child's homemade Tennessee T-shirt crashes school website

Demand for bullied child's homemade Tennessee T-shirt crashes school website The Florida student's homemade Tennessee Volunteer shirt inspired the school to create an officially licensed shirt based on his design.

From Snyder’s post, which I highly recommend clicking HERE to read it in its entirety:

Some girls at the lunch table next to his (who didn’t even participate in college colors day) had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED. I know kids can be cruel, I am aware that it’s not the fanciest sign, BUT this kid used the resources he had available to him to participate in a spirit day.

Snyder stated later in the post that she would be buying the devastated young man his own UT shirt while also “wondering if anyone has any connections to the University of Tennessee” as she wants “to make it a little extra special for him.” First, the university responded by sending the boy a care package that included, among other swag, a jersey, hats, bracelets, water bottles, pens and cooling towels.

Tennessee band members wear T-shirt honoring bullied fan

Tennessee band members wear T-shirt honoring bullied fan The University of Tennessee's marching band is jumping on the anti-bullying bandwagon. The band briefly wore a T-shirt created by a boy who was teased at school over the design and then offered a scholarship at the university. 

Then, the boy’s design was turned into a t-shirt that is now on sale at the official UT online store, with all of the proceeds earmarked for a national anti-bullying group.

“When I told him that his design was being made into a real shirt and people wanted to wear it, his jaw dropped,” Snyder wrote in her updated Facebook post. “He had a big smile on his face, walked taller, and I could tell his confidence grew today! Thank you to the UT Nation for that!!”

When they want to be, human beings are amazingly compassionate creatures. Well done, UT and Vols Nation.

(In-post photo credit: Laura Snyder Facebook)

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