Eric Fehr’s ‘Bulliest Dozer’ T-Shirt

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Posted November 17, 2014

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of someone being bullied? Most people think of a child standing in a schoolyard being pelted with taunting jeers, judgmental stares, and maybe even hiding a black eye. It makes you feel bad. You sympathize with the child and hope that it never happens to your child. It’s a familiar scenario. But, today, bullying victims have taken on many faces. Bullying has finally been recognized as a facet of life not merely relegated​ to the schoolyard​, but it certainly has deep roots at school.

The effects of bullying can be devastating and long lasting which is why many celebrities have come forward to take a stand for kindness and tolerance in support of bullying prevention.  Caps forward, Eric Fehr, is one of those working to take a stand and make a difference.  Fehr had the idea to write a children’s book about bullying. With the help of writer Pamala Duncan Edwards and illustrator Kate Komarnicki, The Bulliest Dozer was born. Fehr tells the story of a frustrated little bulldozer turned schoolyard meanie using child-friendly text and colorful, animated pictures.  All proceeds from the book go to Playworks DC. Playworks, a national nonprofit that transforms recess to improve school climate, is currently in 18 DC elementary schools.  And if that wasn’t enough, Fehr also designed a t-shirt featuring the Bo Dozer, the book’s main character.  CustomInk is printing and fulfilling the t-shirt orders at cost (at least $9 per shirt) and 100% of the t-shirt profits will go to the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights’ (PACER) National Bullying Prevention Center.

With its introduction in 2006 by PACER, October has been designated as National Bullying Prevention Month.  Since that time, more and more children and adults have stepped forward to reveal that they have been bullied. But bullying occurs 24/7, and that’s why folks like Fehr are stepping up to shed light on the issue and let fans know how they can help.

According to PACER, bullying is any repeated act that, overtly or covertly, causes physical or emotional harm. So, if you are a victim of bullying or you suspect your child is being bullied, there is help. Don’t suffer.  Get the specifics at pacer.org and pick up a copy of Eric Fehr’s book and buy a t-shirt. They would make great holiday gifts!  And remember, awareness is the key to bringing an end to bullying. Thanks Eric Fehr and Let’s Go Caps!

Get the shirt here.

Here is The Posts’ Alex Prewitt, NHL.com’s Adam Vingan and CSN’s Chuck Gormley with the shirts.