Eminem foundation releasing merch to help students in pandemic crunch
The Marshall Mathers Foundation is releasing a limited edition line of clothing merch for a good cause on Friday while also commemorating the 20th anniversary of The Marshall Mathers LP and the hit single “Stan.”
The foundation’s x DBG #Stan #MMLP collab on Carhartt gear will raise money to help the Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG Detroit) knock out COVID-19-related learning loss. DBG is a free academic and athletic program on the city’s east side that helps students during the pandemic.
“We’re facing a crisis like we’ve never seen and we’re doing everything we can to support our kids and help them make it through,” said Khali Sweeney, DBG’s founder and CEO, in a statement. “To have Eminem and the Marshall Mathers Foundation step up during this time and help raise much-needed funds means the world to us. This is what we do in the D. We take care of each other. And we are truly grateful.”
T-shirts and hoodies sell for $30 and $60 and will be available online at the Eminem Store (shop.eminem.com) on Friday. All proceeds will support DBG’s tutoring, mentorship, enrichment programs, college and career prep, social-emotional skills building, and basic needs support like transportation, meals, and more. More information is available at dbgdetroit.org.
The Marshall Mathers Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to disadvantaged and at-risk youth in Detroit and surrounding communities. The group’s mission has expanded to stand as an ally in the fight against social injustice and racial equality nationwide.
“I’ve experienced firsthand the discipline, commitment, and focus that boxing training instills in young people," said Royce Da 5’9”, director of Community Engagement and Social Justice Initiatives for The Marshall Mathers Foundation. He was recently nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys. "I’m passionate about the sport, and I’m passionate about the role that DBG plays in our community. We need to make sure the important work they do continues.”