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Maryville Community Rallies Around McCowan Family with Pokey’s and Sports Tribute Shirt Sales


Feb 13, 2024
Local Maryville Business Raises Funds for Fallen Blount County Officer’s Family by Selling Shirts

The community of Maryville, Tennessee is rallying around the family of Deputy Greg McCowan, who tragically passed away. Pokey’s and Sports, a business located in downtown Maryville, has taken the lead in supporting the family by selling tribute shirts for $20 each. Julie Nelson, who works at Pokey’s and Sports, shared that everyone wanted to do something to help and buying a shirt was an easy way to contribute.

The response to the tribute shirt sales has been overwhelming, with over 500 shirts already made. The local community has shown tremendous support, with many ordering shirts to express their condolences and show their love for the McCowan family during this difficult time.

John Lindboe, part of the management at Pokey’s and Sports, shared that many of the people affected by the tragedy were known to the community. This personal connection has motivated many to contribute to the cause by purchasing tribute shirts.

As orders continue to come in, Pokey’s and Sports has committed to printing and selling shirts for as long as there is demand. For those unable to visit the store, online orders and in-store pickups are available for convenience. The outpouring of support from the community is a testament to the impact Deputy McCowan had on the people he served.

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