Tailgate "Boston Strong"

Today, 04.15.14, marks the one year anniversary of the terrorist attack that shook the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Attracting runners from all over the world, the bombing that occured in turn affected not only residents of the United States, but athletes and their families from the global community as well. Survivors suffered both physically and mentally, and are still in the early stages of their recovery.

With this year's race six days away, "Boston Strong" will be just as important of a sentiment as last year. If you choose to buy a shirt (or any item) sporting the slogan that celebrates the strength of the running community and of Boston, please make sure that the company producing it isn't exploiting your good intentions. These companies should be donating their profits to the One Fund Boston, which supports the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. One year later, the One Fund's "focus now includes community building, coordinating programs and services and effectively collecting donations to help meet the significant ongoing needs of the survivor community," and intend to make a second distribution of donations later this year.

Tailgate's "Boston Strong" t shirt has a vintage look that is fitting of the race's (and city's) long standing history. It's a timeless design that will hold a place in your wardrobe years from now. All profits have and will continue to be donated to the One Fund. There are two other designs available in store in both mens and womens cuts.

You can also make a donation directly to the One Fund through the charity's own website.