Corb has teamed up with Guitars for Good to offer a limited edition Corb Lund T-shirt. The shirts went on sale this week, and will be available for purchase until Nov. 19th.
The Ty Pozzobon Foundation is aims to protect and support the health and well-being of rodeo competitors inside and outside the arena. It is named after champion Canadian bull rider Ty Pozzobon, who tragically took his own life after sustaining several concussions. (More information about Ty and his namesake foundation is below.)
Paper Clouds Apparel pairs Red Dirt artists (such as Corb, Reckless Kelly, Mickey and the Motorcars, the Turnpike Troubadours, and more) with artists living with special needs who create the designs for the shirts. Corb's guitar motif was created by Jaden, a 14-year-old who's not letting his Non Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD) or ADHD stop him from achieving his goals.
NVLD is not well understood, and while school can be a struggle for Jaden, he mostly enjoys it. (He likes football, science, art, rock climbing, and showing support for charitable causes such as cancer awareness, too—when he isn't torturing his older brother!) Jaden has a big heart and loves all animals; when he grows up he would like to be a veterinarian.
If you're interested in getting a Corb Lund limited edition shirt to call your own, please visit Paper Clouds Apparel and use the shirt builder tool to customize your order. A range of styles and colours are available in mens, womens, and kids sizes—Ts, tanks, hoodies, you name it!
About Ty Pozzobon:
At the age of 25, Pozzobon was a three-time Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) qualifier and was crowned the 2016 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canadian Champion. After an outstanding 2016 that included five event wins, he made his whole country proud by finishing fourth in the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, NV.
Not all victories, however, are won free of injury, and Pozzobon was no stranger to impairment. The young phenom sustained his fair share of bumps and bruises including broken bones, and more notably, several concussions in the rodeo arena.
The battle within Ty’s mind was one the he would tragically lose on January 9, 2017, when he took his own life. Many asked, in disbelief, how could this have happened. As family and friends searched for answers, the grim reality began to surface rather quickly. The number of concussions Ty endured pointed to a Traumatic Brain Injury.
As near and dear friends tried to move forward, a foundation was established in Ty’s honour. Through the foundation, Ty’s legacy will not die, but will help change and better the sport of rodeo, specifically bull riding.