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Hugo Boss Fundraising Event
March 20, 2021
Chicago Artist Dwight White has agreed to donate a portion of sales from Hoop Dreams, a custom print he created for the Hugo BOSS – Hoop ‘Til It Hurts Foundation fundraising event on March 20th, 2021.
Hugo Boss will be supporting the Hoop ‘Til It Hurts Foundation on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at an event hosted in their flagship store, at 520 N Michigan Ave, with 10% of all store sales made that day donated to the foundation. The luxury clothing retailer recently partnered with the NBA on a co-branded BOSS x NBA Collection that features NBA styles with the NBA logo as well as nine team logos including the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls.
Three-time NBA Champion Draymond Green is the 2021 face of the co-branded BOSS and NBA Capsule Collections. The launch features a culture cast team including NBA G League forward Isaiah “Zay” Todd, Grammy-nominated rap artist Aminé and jewelry designer Greg Yuna, among others.
BEHIND THE SCENES of Chicago artist, Dwight White’s creative process while creating the amazing artwork that will be raffled off this Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at the Chicago Hugo BOSS Store on Michigan Avenue! Make sure to go to our fundraising event at the @boss store so you can enter for a chance to win! Dwight White will also generously be selling 20 prints of the artwork at the event, which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Hoop ‘Til It Hurts Foundation.
Chicago Artist Dwight White to Donate Custom Art Piece
Dwight White has graciously agreed to donate a custom NBA themed piece that will be raffled at the Hugo Boss event on Saturday, March 20. Anyone who makes a store purchase will be entered into the raffle. |
Dwight White embodies the Hoop ‘Til It Hurts drive to give your best – every day – and be a positive force for change. White came to Chicago from Houston as a Northwestern University college freshman where he studied marketing and played football. After a serious injury, White, with support from his family, decided to end his football career; however, he continued to support the Northwestern football program by leveraging his studies to provide PR and marketing for the team. That role inspired him to begin creating art which was something he always had enjoyed as a child.
After graduation, White stayed in Chicago to complete his master’s degree in integrated marketing communications which led him to a marketing career at Kraft Heinz Co. All the while, White continued to spend his free time working on his art. After two years of balancing art and a corporate job, White decided to become a full-time creative.
From an interview with Ted Bryant, White explains, “There’s really good art that tells a story and has a message, and there’s art that’s there to please the eye. It communicates something. It makes people feel something. That’s why art is important. When you combine sport and art, I think it can be a powerful thing. It’s two things that people pay a lot of attention to in one place.”
View White’s artwork on his Instagram page and at his website: dwhiteart.com as well as on murals throughout Chicago including a tribute to Loop workers on Ida B Wells Drive.