St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
5.11 began donating to the Foundation several years ago with the proceeds from their annual Kilt sales. The Kilts were a big hit and we had a lot of fun with them but, all good things come to an end. When the Kilt sales slowed down, 5.11 was forced to cease production and began searching for the next great thing to drive sales and fund the annual donation check. To date, 5.11 has donated over $190,000.
St. Michael is the patron Saint of Law Enforcement Officers. Many of us have spent our careers wearing a St. Michael medallion or carrying a prayer card with the belief that he would watch over and protect us as we carried out our duties. With that in mind, 5.11 and our Foundation saw this as something that would resonate with the membership and, therefore, a perfect and meaningful replacement for the Kilts.
5.11 unveils a new St. Michael Tee shirt every year at the FBINAA National Training Conference. After the Conference, Tee shirts are available in the FBINAA Store. 5.11 also produces a St. Michael Patch based on that year’s Tee Shirt design and sells them in all the 5.11 Retail locations.
Prior to the annual Conference, 5.11 tallies up the Tee Shirt and patch sales for that year to determine the amount of the donation to the Foundation. The largest donation yet was this year in Phoenix when the Foundation was presented a check for $31,511. This is particularly exciting because this was only the second year for the St. Michael Project. With the help of the membership, the check should be even larger next year!
Your Foundation always appreciates your direct donations but another way to help is to buy the Tee Shirt. Please keep it in mind when you need a gift for a coworker or as a great door prize for your Chapter events. With over 16,000 members worldwide, we know that we can grow the 5.11 check every year.
Shirt Retail Price: $22.00