Community rallies around Joplin High School student
Shirts sell out in minutes, vigil planned
JOPLIN, Mo. — A Joplin screen printing store offering shirts in honor of a late football player sells out in a matter of minutes for the second day in a row.
The community is coming together after the death of Joplin High sophmore Kadin Roberts-Day.
Kadin died Wednesday after an asthma attack during football practice.
G&S Graphics began printing t-shirts in honor of Kadin Roberts-Day.
The design, a collaborative effort between G & S owner Gabriel Allen, his teammates and their families.
The shirts, sold at cost, sold out in 20 minutes yesterday and 21 minutes today.
“Seeing the overwhelming support for the family and the community coming together like this it’s very emotional and its a tremendous thing to see,” said Phillip Leesman, a Joplin resident.
G&S graphics will be selling thousands more shirts, ready for the public’s purchase on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
Each person will be limited to 10 shirts, first come, first serve, but shirts will continue being printed and sold for the community, per demand.
The support for Kadin is pouring in from communities across the area.
Last night, dozens of schools put together signs for Jersey #63.
From Pleasenton to Carthage, and even Pittsburg, Kansas, students rallied around the late young athlete.
A candlelight prayer vigil for Kadin is planned for 8 p.m. tomorrow on the basketball court at Cunningham Park in Joplin.
The community is invited to show their support for Kadin’s family.
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