C.C. Creations Donates More Than 500 Shirts To Unity Walk On A&M Campus
C.C. Creations owner Kenny Lawson received a text late on a recent June evening asking for hundreds of T-shirts that would be needed within 20 hours.
Following a quick conversation with the requestor involving style and design, the printing of the shirts and completion of a few logistical tasks, the boxes were delivered in just under 17 hours and at no charge.
The request was made by Texas A&M Athletics on behalf of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, which organized a Unity Walk that started and ended at the 12th Man statue outside Kyle Field with remarks from students.
Several black students shared stories about the racism they experienced over their lifetimes and made pleas for such intolerance to end.
Keeath Magee II — one of the organizers of the walk who is studying human resource development and is a linebacker on the A&M football team — said he was grateful for the hundreds who showed up on short notice.
He stressed the importance of starting difficult talks about race, explaining implicit bias and teaching culture to people who want to learn, so that change can happen on campus.
Most of the 350 or so attendees who turned out to the June 11 event that drew coaches and non-athletes received one of the black shirts emblazoned with A&M’s logo and the word “Unity” in white, which ran out after 333 were picked up. C.C. Creations also donated almost 200 “BTHO Hate” T-shirts.
The public’s response to the shirts was overwhelming, prompting C.C. Creations to make both available to the public.
Proceeds generated from the shirt sales will be donated to the Matthew Gaines Initiative at Texas A&M. For more information, visit the Matthew Gaines Initiative.
The group of student athletes who came up with the plan to have the Unity Walk also encouraged those in attendance to exercise their right to vote while an official from Brazos County was on hand to answer questions and register voters.