Local 8-Year-Old Entrepreneur Sells Clothes for “Camperships”
8-year-old Pittsfield resident Troy Maloy LOVES going to summer camp. He loves going to summer camp so much that he was inspired by a friend to raise money for children who couldn't afford to attend camp and that's how his apparel line "Big Dubbs" was born.
Troy, or Troyboi as friends and family like to call him, loves attending Camp Russell in Pittsfield, the summer camp home of the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires. Coupled with his interest in business and helping other kids, Troy was recently inspired by his friend Hadley Light (who designed and sells her own clothing line, Waves, with profits going directly to helping the local homeless population) to design and sell his own clothing line.
Troy plans on using the money earned from sales of "Big Dubbs" t-shirts, tanks, backpacks, and even beach towels, to sponsor 'camperships' (think scholarships for camp) for other Berkshire County kids to attend Camp Russell. He set a goal of raising $1,400, enough to help at least eight kids get to attend the camp this summer.
What's in a name? The 8-year-old entrepreneur decided to name the line "Big Dubbs" to match his mission, which is to promote confidence and motivation to get out there and WIN at life.
Thanks to help from family friend Paul Procopio of Primo Products, Troy was able to get his logo on some cool swag and set up a website for sales as well. Check out all of the "Big Dubbs" line here, but don't wait, items are only on sale until next Friday, March 26.
You can check out the entire business plan here - Troy's Tees Fundraiser
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