New Orleans, La. - Two Tulane seniors, who started their own clothing line as sophomores, have designed a T-shirt to raise money for injured football player Devon Walker. Brad Girson and Jesse Schwartz created both a T-shirt and wristband bearing Walker's name and his jersey number, which is 18.
All net proceeds from sales will be donated to a fund that has been established for Walker, whose spinal cord was severely injured while trying to make a tackle Saturday in Tulane's game at Tulsa. He underwent three hours of surgery the next day and is in stable condition at a Tulsa hospital. The long-term prognosis is unclear.
T-shirts can be reserved at http://tulane.edu/devonwalker/t-shirt.cfm and picked up at the LBC quad on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a booth staffed by Girson, Schwartz and Tulane student-athletes. Shirts and wristbands will also be available for purchase at the booth, as well as the Tulane bookstore and the Tulane Team Shop in the Wilson Center.
T-shirts are $20 each and come with a free wristband. Wristbands can also be purchased separately for $5 each.