Each Monday, Blue Stallion Brewing will donate 10% of taproom sales to local area non-profits. This week’s non-profit is:
Finley Foundation for SIDS
Finley Ellison would have been 2 on Jan. 29. Instead, the SIDS victim has become a cause celebrate.
Finley, the son of Scott County educators Dwayne and Crissy Ellison, is the face behind the Finley 5K, an annual Labor Day weekend event to raise money for increasing awareness of and supporting research about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
And now, a new local T-shirt company is selling a special “Finley Valentine’s Tee” to help boost the funding of the Finley Foundation for SIDS.
My Kentucky Tee Inc. designed the shirt, in either red or pink, with a Cupid’s arrow striking the heart of the Bluegrass State.
Six dollars of its $20 purchase price goes to the Finley Foundation.
Sales began Sunday and will run through Monday, Jan. 26, with orders being shipped on Feb. 4.
Finley Ellison was three months old in May 2013 when he stopped breathing while at his babysitter’s, who cared for him while Dwayne was on duty as principal at the Ninth Grade School and Crissy was teaching at Anne Mason Elementary.
Area residents rallied to support and console the Ellisons, and a group of friends organized the first Finley 5K that fall. The run/walk fundraiser held its second annual event last fall.
The event has attracted hundreds of participants.
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