SockGuy’s Free Tibet Products Raise Nearly $3000 for Students for a Free Tibet Carlsbad, CA – July 7, 2009 – Sales of SockGuy’s Free Tibet socks and base-layer shirts have generated $2,943.49 in funding for Students for a Free Tibet (SFT). SockGuy’s Free Tibet sock joined the company’s larger line of cause designs in April 2008. Shortly after its introduction Cadel Evans, rider for Silence-Lotto — a SockGuy sponsored cycling team, requested a custom Free Tibet SockGuy baselayer. When Olympic-bound Evans was photographed wearing the Free Tibet baselayer at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race on April 27, 2008, news spread worldwide and scrutiny by Olympic authorities and the Chinese ensued. Following the publicity, requests for SockGuy’s custom design for Evans came from fans and advocates around the world. With consent from Evans, SockGuy made his custom Free Tibet baselayer design available to the public as an additional fund-raising item for the SFT.
SockGuy is honored to back the efforts of Cadel Evans and support the Tibetan people’s cause by continuing to donate 20% of the proceeds from each Free Tibet sock and base layer sale directly to the Students for a Free Tibet.
Students for a Free Tibet is a non-violent, grass-roots organization working for social justice, political freedom and independence for the Tibetan people. Visit www.studentsforafreetibet.org for more information.
Australian professional cyclist, Cadel Evans, is back competing with the Silence-Lotto team in this year’s Tour de France. The 2007 UCI ProTour champion, returns with hopes to best his 2007 and 2008 second-place finishes at Le Tour. Updated details of Evans’ 2009 Tour de France race are available at his official site: www.cadelevans.com.au/.
SockGuy, manufacturer of the most comfortable socks you’ll ever wear, is a thirteen-year-old San Diego based company providing performance socks and accessories known for superior comfort, wicking, durability, and personality. Among SockGuy’s over 1200 original sock designs, the line of cause socks has succeeded in raising over $25,000 for a variety charitable organizations ranging from assisting cancer victims, wounded veterans, junior athletic development, to 3rd world economic development. SockGuy products are available online at www.sockguy.com and at better cycling and running stores worldwide.
source: Danielle Vidinich