University of Tennessee offers full scholarship to boy bullied for homemade T-shirt

From the VolShop “When a Florida elementary school celebrated College Colors Day one student inspired all of Vol Nation with his Volunteer Spirit. After he drew this design onto a sheet of paper and attached it to his orange shirt some classmates made

From the VolShop “When a Florida elementary school celebrated College Colors Day one student inspired all of Vol Nation with his Volunteer Spirit. After he drew this design onto a sheet of paper and attached it to his orange shirt some classmates made

Most elementary school kids don't have their college plans firmed up, but the University of Tennessee super-fan who was bullied for his homemade T-shirt can mark that off of his list.

It started with the young fan, a fourth-grader from Florida, making his own Vols shirt to wear to school for "College Colors Day."

"After lunch, he came back to my room, put his head on on his desk and was crying", Snyder explained.

His teacher wrote on Facebook that the boy was proud of his creation, but was devastated when other kids made fun of him.

But Wednesday, the university upped its game, offering the young student a four-year scholarship to be part of the Class of 2032, in recognition of the boy's "Volunteer Spirit".

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Fiala totaled 13 goals and 26 assists in 2018-19, in 64 games with the Predators and 19 games with the Wild. It was imperative that Fiala not miss camp has he gears up for what could be his coming out party.

The school went even further by adopting the young boy's logo design and selling shirts to benefit an anti-bullying program.

School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to attend the University of Tennessee and meets admission requirements. 50,000 of the shirts have already been sold and with word of the story continuing to spread, more sales could be on the way.

So impressed with his Vols spirit, UT turned his design into an official T-shirt, donating a portion of the proceeds to anti-bullying foundation Stomp Out Bullying.

She told the university how grateful she is, and how deeply touched she and her family have been by the outpouring of support from around the world.

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