SONOMA, CA – (June 6, 2011) – It’s super stylin’ for a great cause, and what better man to do it than the always colorful John Daly?
Daly’s retina-burning Lions Blue pants, a favorite from his LoudMouth wardrobe, will get even more colorful, thanks to two aspiring 10-year-old fashion designers who are patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Micah and Courtney have added unique and colorful design touches to the baby blue pants, which Daly will wear during the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Friday, June 10 in Memphis, Tenn.
Collaborating together, St. Jude patients Micah and Courtney added pink detailing, bright swirls and colorful polka dots to the already colorful pants imprinted with Lions heads. The result is nothing short of a fashion spectacular—even for Daly, who is noted for his sartorial outrageousness on the links.
Daly will donate the pants to be auctioned Saturday, June 11 – Saturday, June 18 on eBay® to benefit St. Jude, where no child is ever denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.
Micah and Courtney are making their golf fashion debut thanks to Daly, who heard about their interest in design and thought it would be exciting for them to create his LoudMouth pants for the tournament.
A few weeks ago, Daly sent the girls a pair of John Daly Lions’ Blue pants and a matching skort (for his manager) and gave the girls creative license to be as bright and bold as they wished. Micah and Courtney’s ideas about fashion—that dazzling colors and prints that stand out are best—fit in with Daly’s own design aesthetic, which is bold and loud.
The girls worked together to come up with the colorful design, and added an important message on the cuff of the pants and skirt: “I love St. Jude.” Both girls want to be fashion designers when they grow up, and thanks to the life saving treatment they received at St. Jude, they can make their dreams come true.
Micah was one year old when doctors found a neuroblastoma, a solid tumor that affects the neurological system, wrapped around her spine. She was referred to St. Jude where she underwent several surgeries and radiation, and now is declared cancer free. Courtney was treated for sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder, when she was just two months old. Today, she is thriving and loves dressing up.
“LoudMouth and Daly are honored to be a part of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and we want to help out St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in any way possible,” said Larry Jackson, CEO of LoudMouth. “It was great to hear that the patients wanted to design Daly’s pants and the girls’ designs meet every standard of LoudMouth’s design spirit. We are very proud of them.”
Those who attend the tournament will have a chance to bid on other ‘one of a kind’ items that will be up for auction at the St. Jude kiosk. The first 10 people to bid on an auction item during each of the four days of the tournament will receive a LoudMouth gift certificate in recognition of their support for St. Jude.