“Orange Out” shirts sales soaring

By Michael Ullery

February 13, 2014

Mike Ullery | Daily Call

Trista Qualls, left, of Troy and April Tedore, of Russia, work on the production line at Atlantis Sportwear in Piqua on Thursday afternoon to produce “Orange Out” shirts for Piqua and Troy High School. The shirts are to be worn Friday night at the Piqua vs. Troy boys basketball game in support of Piqua sophomore Brandon Burnside, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and in need of a bone transplant. Proceeds from the sale of shirts will go to assist Burnside’s family with medical expenses. Dave Bowman, production manager for Atlantis said that it is always gratifying to help in a local effort. Bowman said that he recently lost a family member to cancer and any effort to help the fight against cancer is welcome. Piqua High School Athletic Director Chip Hare said that shirt sales have exceeded 1400 and orders continue to come in. A group photo of everyone wearing the Orange Out shirts will be taken at half time of the Piqua/Troy game.