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The Black Keys Support West Akron Baseball…and You Can Too

The Black Keys are hometown boys gone famous, but they still remain humble to their roots, and now they are giving back to the place where they started.

Source: WBR / Danny Clinch

The Black Keys are hometown boys gone famous, but they still remain humble to their roots.

It’s no surprise the boys of The Black Keys love their hometown of Akron, Ohio. Members Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach moved out of their home years ago, but continue to maintain support with local organizations.

For the second year in a row, The Black Keys, will continue a sponsor relationship with the Orioles, the baseball team they began sponsoring in 2013.

And now you can support the team too!

Beginning on March 10th, the duo will be selling on their website, Little League T-shirts, designed by the band’s creative director (and Pat’s brother), Michael Carney to support the West Akron Baseball League. The shirts feature the WABL logo on the front and The Black Keys emblazoned on the back

“Dan [Auerbach, the Keys’ lead singer and guitarist] and I played little league when we were kids before we got into music,” Carney said in a written statement published in the The Akron Beacon Journal“It was a really positive hobby that kept us from sitting around watching TV. We are proud to be sponsoring WABL to hopefully offset some of the league’s expenses and get more kids outside having fun,” The ABJ reports.

All proceeds from the shirts (which are jersey-style fashion), will go directly to the league in hopes of building a new ball park.
If you’d like to purchase one of the jerseys for $24.99, head to the band’s website at

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