Celebrity-Signed Love Gone Apparel Tee to Benefit Mardy Fish Foundation
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Love Gone Apparel and the Mardy Fish Foundation are teaming up to support youth organisations in Indian River County. Having recently rubbed shoulders with Hollywood’s hottest stars at the Alive! Expo Oscar Suite, Love Gone designer Megan Kent is auctioning off one of the rocker-edge T-shirts she had signed by all the celebrities who visited her booth there. All proceeds from that auction will go to support the Mardy Fish Foundation, which provides after-school programs where children can partake in various sports, music, art and dance activities to improve themselves.
The charity is one that is particularly near and dear to Kent’s heart. At 11 years of age, not only is she a member of the Mardy Fish Foundation’s target population, but she’s also an avid gymnast and all-around supporter of the arts. In addition, she just happens to live in the same Vero Beach environs the foundation supports.
Now, she hopes to give back to her community and share the bedrock to her success with some of her peers. The tee from her rock music–inspired apparel collection that will be auctioned off was signed by dozens of well-known celebrities, including Alan Menken, Shar Jackson, Tony Dovolani, Quinton Aaron, Chelsie Hightower, Tippi Hedron and Vienna Girardi, just to name a few.
“Megan is a shining example of just how far after-school youth activities and positive mentoring like those we offer through our efforts can take a young person,” points out Mardy Fish, founder of the foundation. An ATP World Tour ranked tennis pro, Fish knows first-hand the competitive edge a sports, music, art or dance footing can give a young person.
This isn’t the first time the Mardy Fish Foundation has leveraged a celebrity connection to its advantage. Each year it holds the Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest fundraiser featuring ACM award-winning country music star Jake Owens. The event raises thousands of dollars annually. The fifth annual celebration this past December brought together two of sports’ and music’s best for a two-day weekend to continue the foundation’s after-school program success.
“Meeting all these celebrities was a thrill, but it feels even better that such a memorable experience will now go on to impact others in a positive way,” says Kent of her partnership with the charitable foundation. The opportunity to enter into an alliance with the Mardy Fish Foundation arose for Kent through her mother’s PR relationships as founder of Public Relation Divas.
Fashion-forward individuals who would like to get their hands on a celebrity-signed T-shirt while supporting a good cause can learn more about Love Gone Apparel online at http://www.LoveGoneApparel.com.