It’s not the collaboration we were expecting, but The Black Keys duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, originally from Akron, Ohio, are again giving back to a hometown team of familiar little leaguers. Last year they helped out the West Akron Baseball League (WABL) team of 6 to 8-year-olds by donating $300 to their team, and now The Black Keys announced they will be selling T-shirts designed by the band’s creative director (and Patrick’s brother) with all proceeds helping to fund the entire league.
In an interview with MTV, Patrick said how proud the pair is to be sponsoring W.A.B.L. to help offset expenses and get more kids outside more often. “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,” said Carney.
The shirts will sell for $24.99 with the funds going toward paying for uniforms and equipment, upgrade the fields, and helping to keep sign-up fees low. The old gear won’t go to waste either, as it all will be donated to lower-income kids in Akron.
Source: TheBlackKeys.com + MTV.com