Community Banding Together: Maryville’s Pokey’s and Sports Shirt Sale to Support Deputy McCowan’s Family

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

The community of Maryville, Tennessee is coming together to support the family of Deputy Greg McCowan, who tragically passed away. Pokey’s and Sports, a business located in downtown Maryville, has taken initiative to help the family by selling tribute shirts for $20 each.

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.

Julie Nelson expressed that everyone wanted to do something to help and buying a shirt was something everyone could do. All proceeds from the shirt sales will go directly to the McCowan family. The response has been overwhelming, with over 500 shirts made already. The local community has shown tremendous support, with many ordering shirts to show their condolences and support for the family during this difficult time.

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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