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The Black Keys might just have the best hometown spirit (or the best publicist) in music today. The Grammy Award-winning band is helping the West Akron Baseball League play another season by selling T-shirts on their website to raise money.
Last year, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney donated $300 to the West Akron Orioles. This year, they're taking their involvement up a notch, donating all the profits from the sale of specially designed T-shirts and hoodies to help the league replace equipment, buy uniforms and lower registration fees for its players. The merch is designed by the band's creative director Michael Carney, and features the league's logo on the front with "The Black Keys" written on the back like a player's name.
The league's old equipment will be donated to other baseball leagues in Akron that don't have money to buy new equipment of their own.
"Dan and I played little league when we were kids before we got into music; it was a really positive hobby that kept us from sitting around watching TV," Carney told MTV. "We are proud to be sponsoring W.A.B.L. to hopefully offset some of the league's expenses and get more kids outside having fun."
Via Rolling Stone