Rock the Band is an initiative that we feel so passionately about. Girls who can't zip the zippers on their marching band or dance team boots have to walk onto the field wearing sneakers while all of the other girls wear their team boots. But this girl is able to rock her boots because of the BootBand. We are so proud and happy that we could make this happen. Check her out - she is wearing her white boots with a white BootBand! Isn't she amazing! Because parents have reached out to us, we started the Rock the Band initiative where we give the families free BootBands so nothing will stop them from helping their daughters feel good on the field. Sponsor a Team BootBand is also looking to sponsor a high school team's boot purchase who has demonstrated a need and who have girls who struggle with acceptance and wearing the clothes and boots they want. We want to empower the girls and the team and create a spirit of support and love so all of the girls can step out together - united and connected. To submit your team to us for a potential sponsorship, please email us at email@example.com.
The one year anniversary of my mom's passing just happened but it still feels like it was yesterday. There are so many things that I would like to do if I could only turn back the hands of time. But since I can't I have to look ahead and figure out how to live without her. Her passing has definitely made death more real to me. I really didn't think that she would die, especially not now. So what can I do to honor my mother? She supported me in my endeavors to be an entrepreneur. She always gave me advice about who to call to get more exposure for the BootBand and she was always there with an encouraging word. Sometimes I feel discouraged and I feel that the BootBand isn't in stores yet, I didn't make onto Shark Tank, and some customers return it, but this is all a part of being in business. I have to remember how much my mom supported me and my business. She actually set the stage for me to be an entrepreneur. When I was a little girl, to make ends meet and to make the weekly payments on our refrigerator, we made crosses out of beads and lace. My mom, my brother and myself would then go door-to-door selling them until we had sold them all. We went straight to the Rent-a-Center and paid the weekly bill and this is how my mom paid for our refrigerator. Who wouldn't miss a woman like this who was so resourceful and creative. With tears in my eyes, I will keep striving to be the best entrepreneur that I can because anything less would be a dishonor to my mom.