SOURCE: Pro Sports Philanthropy

July 31, 2008 08:00 ET

Bob's Stores and Patriots' Adalius Thomas Announce 2008 Humble Pie Apparel

Patriots' Linebacker Launches New Training Camp Shirts Exclusively Available at Bob's Stores

MERIDEN, CT--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Bob's Stores (www.bobstores.com) is pleased to announce the release of Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas' new 2008 "Humble Pie" apparel, beginning with the 2008 training camp t-shirt. The shirts will be available after August 1, exclusively at Bob's Stores locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and select stores in Connecticut, as well as online at www.adalius96.com. Thomas' proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will benefit the Adalius Thomas S.L.A.S.H. Fund.

Thomas first launched his "Humble Pie" t-shirts in Bob's Stores last December just in time for the play-offs. The shirts, which humbly stated "Be Humble or Get Humbled," became a favorite of players and fans as it reminded them to keep perspective despite the team's record-breaking success. The special 2008 training camp edition shirts were distributed by Adalius to his teammates when they returned to Foxborough this summer to prepare for the 2008 season.

"From an early age, my father taught me the importance of humility and selflessness. 'Be humble or get humbled' was his mantra and that has remained with me throughout my life," said Thomas. "'Humble Pie' is a philosophy that has meaning on and off the field; we should all take pride in our work, find joy in helping others, and never let our accomplishments breed arrogance."

Through his S.L.A.S.H. Fund (Sportsman Lifting Academics and Sponsoring Hope), which was established in 2002, Thomas has wholeheartedly followed this mantra by his many contributions in Boston and previously in Baltimore.

Bob's Stores - The Original Casual Clothing and Footwear Superstore

Bob's Stores, a division of The TJX Companies, Inc., is a value-oriented retailer that offers casual apparel, footwear, workwear, activewear, and licensed team apparel for the whole family. Headquartered in Meriden, Conn., Bob's Stores operates 34 stores in six Northeast states and employs approximately 2,500 people. For store locations, call 1-800-333-1050, or visit Bob's Stores on the Web at www.bobstores.com.

About the Adalius Thomas S.L.A.S.H. Fund

Established in 2002, the S.L.A.S.H. Fund focuses on supporting education in our cities' urban areas. Because so many children do not receive enough support and encouragement in their academic careers, they often need outside help to help them succeed. The Fund supports numerous educational and mentoring programs, including BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), Boys & Girls Clubs, Johnnycake Elementary (in Baltimore) and the Adalius Thomas Football Camp in Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.Adalius96.com

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