Last winter we made the decision to step out of our not so serious comfort zone and partner up with 26shirts to help raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that makes it extremely difficult for the affected person to breathe. This disease affects nearly 70,000 people worldwide, most of which are children.
Admittedly, this is an unusual pairing for a fictitious beer mug company. This disease however, has greatly impacted our little BBM family and we can’t help but feel that we have a responsibility to do our part in raising awareness and contributing to find a cure.
Last January, we decided that our 26shirts design would celebrate one of our favorite moments in Buffalo sports history, Fandemonium. This phrase made legendary by Van Miller suddenly seems to be relevant again with our city reenergized, and our football franchise’s future looking bright.
It’s with great sadness that our tribute to Van is finally unveiled only after his passing. His talent and legacy are certainly much greater than a blue cotton t-shirt. Although we never had the opportunity to meet Van personally, we hope that he would have enjoyed helping us promote this important cause and that Buffalo football fans will have the chance to tear down those goalposts again soon.