My first Native hero, Jim Thorpe, taught me early about transcending racism and assimilation by rising above to be the very best at everything he competed in. He was voted best athlete of the first half of the 20th century by the Associated Press over the likes of Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. In 1999, he was voted third greatest athlete of the 20th century, this time behind Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan. In 1912, he won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, which were unfairly stripped as a result of Thorpe playing semi-pro baseball. His medals were re-instated in 1983, 30 years after Thorpe's death.
This is a classic tee that has a light feel. Made of 100% ringspun cotton (except for heather colors, which contain 10% polyester).
• 100% ringspun lightweight cotton • Pre-shrunk • Tubular construction • Shoulder-to-shoulder tape • Seamless collar • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem