The BostonSportsTees Story was started by Ernie Chiaradonna, a local artist who was born and raised just north of Boston in Chelsea, Massachusetts. A die-hard Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins fan from a very young age, Ernie would rush home to watch every game with his grandfather, Andy Botticelli, who was the greatest sports fan in the history of Boston... according to his grandson.

Andy would curse at umpires, scream at players and coaches, and throw whatever was within reach at the TV. Even throughout the "lean years" when our teams weren't doing well, Andy would still watch every game and cheer for every Red Sox hit, Bruins goal, Celtics basket, and Patriots touchdown. And you would always find his young grandson cheering right there beside him.

Sadly, in February of 2007, Boston lost its greatest sports fan, and a family lost a father, grandfather, and husband. After a long, hard-fought battle Andrew Botticelli would succumb to cancer. And, though he wasn't here for the launch of BostonSportsTees, Andy's passion for Boston's Sports Teams lives on each and every day here at through the hard work and love which goes into every design.

Andy's battle to defeat Cancer continues as well, as a portion of every item purchased here at BostonSportsTees is donated to the Jimmy Fund in his name, supporting the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients not only here in Boston, but throughout the world. Your purchase today at isn't just buying you a cool shirt, it's also making a contribution toward finding a cure.



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