My Mission to Personally Hand Deliver the President-elect a Stetson Begins Today
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- My name is Josh Shayne. I'm a Boulder, Colo. resident and recent graduate of NYU's film school, and I am being sent on an incredible mission to bring back the inaugural hat - a Stetson dress hat, that is.
From now until Inauguration Day, my friend James Darling and I will follow President-elect Obama, starting Saturday in Philadelphia, hat in hand. My mission is to hand-deliver this hat to the President-elect so he has the perfect hat - the Pinnacle - to wear for his inauguration. You can follow my journey at hatforobama.com, where I will be blogging, posting video and updating a map on my location as I go.
For every hat sold through my web site, hatforobama.com, Stetson will donate a portion of the proceeds up to $50,000 to Hats Off For Cancer, an organization that provides hats for children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.
The inaugural hat is an American tradition that has been lost. Please follow me on my mission to bring this piece of American history back while contributing to a great cause.
I am a writer/director, a graduate of NYU's
About President-elect Obama's Hat:
I am carrying a custom made, 100 percent beaver black fedora, "The Pinnacle." The Pinnacle and two similar styles, "The Temple" and "The Plaza" are available through my site, hatforobama.com. A portion of the proceeds from these three hats will go to Hats Off For Cancer.
About Hats Off For Cancer:
Hats Off For Cancer collects and donates hats of all kinds to the courageous children who lose their hair due to cancer treatments. As one of the leading and original hat programs, Hats Off For Cancer has donated more than 690,000 brand new hats to hospitals, camps, and individuals worldwide since 1996. Hats Off For Cancer is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
About the Inaugural Stetson:
America has grown up under a Stetson. Among others, past Presidents Truman, D. Eisenhower, Reagan, Johnson, Kennedy and G.W. Bush have helped make Stetson an American icon.
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