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“Hope for Haiti and #BlueForBrit” and “Justice for Kathy Lynn Gloddy” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

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Be Like Brit Foundation was founded in memory of Britney Gengel, a 19-year-old who was killed during the 2010 Haiti earthquake while on a humanitarian mission. It was Britney’s dream to one day start an orphanage for the children of Haiti and through the Foundation, they opened one that is now home to 66 children! In this photo, the staff are wearing their blue t-shirts on Brit’s birthday to symbolize their hope for Haiti!

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Family and supporters ordered custom t-shirts to show their love and unwavering support to crack the unsolved murder case of Kathy Lynn Gloddy.

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Inkers near and far are preparing for chili cook-offs and they’re not the only ones. Some awesome customers have shared stories in our Ink of the Week contest about perfecting their own recipes and putting their creations to the test!

 

gumbo_gangGumbo Gang

Five employees of a North Dakota oil and gas service company gathered together last winter in Dickinson, North Dakota for the annual Gumbo Cook-off event. The guys competed against other companies in the industry for the area’s best gumbo and while they didn’t win first place, everyone really enjoyed the matching team outfits!

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Meatball lovers united on New Year’s Day at the 5th annual Balls to the Wall Meatball Cook-Off. With a hand-drawn design from one of the meatball contenders, and silly nicknames on the back design, these shirts helped top off the most successful cook-off yet. Even guests who decided not to partake were asking how they could get a shirt at the end of the party.

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The Loerwald family has been participating in a chili cook-off for the past three years, but it wasn’t until the third and most recent year that they decided to commemorate the event with custom t-shirts. Their pirate theme has been such a hit all of these years and it will continue to be a tradition now that they’ve created these “Chili me Timbers” shirts!

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Tour_de_FranksTour de Franks

What goes well with chili? This customer would definitely say, hot dogs! He is the founder of the first ever hot dog bike tour, “Tour de Franks – Chicago.” Since 2011, he has placed five consecutive orders, all with uniquely different designs. Since the tour’s creation, it has grown to span 30 miles, 8 hot dog stands, and over 40 riders! Next plans are to spread the tour to New York City.

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“Escape Room Buffalo, NY” and “Smiles for Ryan” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

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On January 15th, this family wore custom t-shirts as they challenged themselves to get out of a WWII themed escape room in less than an hour! Using clues and problem-solving skills, the “Liberators”, unlocked the room and looked very festive while doing so!

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Ryan was born with a rare disorder called Moebius Syndrome and cannot make any facial expressions. When his family needed to pull together money for Ryan’s upcoming surgery, their entire church decided to sell ‘Smile Shirts’ to raise money for his new smile! With support from his church and family, Ryan will have surgery soon in St. Louis!

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“Operation Full Pantry” and “United As One” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

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Operation Full Pantry is a volunteer-led food drive serving the men, women, and children of Houma, Louisiana who are in need. Every year they choose a different organization to receive the donated food items. This year 4 local charities were chosen and they were so thankful for the generous donation! With the help of the Group Order Form, people could purchase and pay for their shirts online. The size of this group shows how many people came together for a great cause!

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Coming together as one is what M.E.C.H.A. club is all about. This club believes in showing love for their culture, or “cultura”, by sharing it with the community. These shirts serve as a symbol of unity and culture. They are pictured at the center of San Diego’s Chicano Park where many sacred Aztec dances take place.

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“Trash Titans Robotics Team” and “Salnotra by the Sea” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

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The team pictured here are the Trash Titans, a robotics team who recently competed in a FIRST LEGO League robotics contest in their area. It was their first ever competition and they took home the award for 2nd place overall. They were invited to compete in a regional competition in February. We wish them the best of luck!

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This customer designed shirts for his friend, Sal, who is a big Frank Sinatra fan. Sal was given the nickname “Salnotra” years ago and once performed his favorite Sinatra songs in New York City! After Hurricane Sandy, Sal’s Roxbury, NY home was destroyed. This group of family and friends honored the rebuilding of his home with “Salnotra by the sea” shirts.

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