Wear and Share Your Love of Arizona

For most youngsters, free time equals play time. But between juggling family life, recreational activities and school, 8-year-old Julian Baldrick devotes his spare time to developing AZ STRONG, a father-son start up that promotes a stronger, prouder, and more united Arizona. Through its website Julian and father, Thomas Baldrick, sell Arizona-themed retail products, such as tshirts and watches, to help support schools and charities across the Grand Canyon State. The idea for developing the AZ STRONG brand az-strong-launchcame to Thomas in the shower one morning. “I was thinking of the Boston Strong movement; and it inspired me to change Arizona from being divided by issues such as immigration, ethnicity, geography, and politics. I knew it could be great to unite One Arizona with people feeling proud and AZ STRONG. Choosing to take on this project with my favorite little native Arizonan and empower him with strong real-life experience is exciting beyond words.” The AZ STRONG website is not just an e-commerce website but also a website that features unique local content including an Arizona blog, online polls, and an AZ STRONG Person of the Month. Get involved – and help support this labor of love that is Arizona-made by visiting their website and perhaps purchasing a few items, which would make wonderful gifts this holiday season. http://www.azstrong.org/