Handmade By Heroes Toronto Blue Jays Bracelet Helps Veterans
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With the Toronto Blue Jays in the Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs for the first time in over two decades Jays fever is through the (Skydome) roof not just in the 416, but all across Canada.
So great is Jays fever that a number of items from the team's "October Baseball" line of official playoff merchandise are listed as temporarily sold out at the Jays online store.
There is, however, an officially licensed alternative for Jays merchandise that will not only facilitate one's Jays fever, but also help the greater good when you purchase it — the official Toronto Blue Jays paracord bracelet from Handmade By Heroes. Priced at $24.99 US ($32.50 Canadian), the Jays bracelet features a medallion of the team logo with a blue and red paracord wristband and a buckle release that can be operated with one hand.
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Handmade By Heroes is an organization that "empowers our nation's disabled veterans by creating job opportunities for them." One of these opportunities is in creating these handmade crafts such as the Blue Jays bracelet. The organization also makes officially licensed crafts such as bracelets, key chains, t-shirts and dog collars for the National Football League, National Hockey League, NCAA and other MLB teams.
Handmade By Heroes are also well aware of their neighbors to the north. Whenever they sell a piece of merchandise of a Canadian sports team like the Jays they'll donate a portion of the proceeds to Wounded Warriors Canada, a non-profit organization that "supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, and their families." Some of the ways Wounded Warriors Canada helps is through things like counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder, family assistance funds and dog and equine therapy for veterans.
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