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The Founder's Stoy:
The Clean Out for a Cause® Story
In 2012, a single Equipment Manager's initial endeavor to finance his inaugural mission trip has since evolved into a class project, garnering an impressive sum of over a quarter million pounds in donations from numerous collegiate and professional sports teams nationwide.
Drew Boe, the founder of USG, found himself in a fortunate position, having previously worked with several professional (AZ Cardinals, SD Chargers) and collegiate (U. of MN, VA Tech) teams. While working as an Equipment GA at Virginia Tech, he noticed his extensive collection of team gear, which would later help fund his mission trip to Rwanda.
At this time, the idea of Clean Out For A Cause(r) was born. Drew was able to transform the team-issued gear he had accumulated into over $2,000, and ultimately enough to make this mission trip possible.
Upon return from his life-changing experience in Rwanda, Drew began discerning how he could utilize that "Clean Out For A Cause" idea to ultimately fund the vision the Lord gave him for what was first known as "Managers On A Mission" (now Uncommon Sports Group).
As this vision expanded, Drew took the initiative to connect with his former employers, including Coach Tubby Smith, Coach Frank Beamer, and Equipment Manager contacts nationwide. Their enthusiastic support propelled Drew and the USG team into a journey of relentless commitment to their mission, keeping pace with their unwavering dedication to the cause.
What had started as a few hundred pounds of donations being sent to Drew's parents' place and stored in their garage quickly grew into nearly 100,000 pounds of donations within the first five years, leading Drew to step away from his Equipment Manager role with Auburn University Football and pursue this endeavor full time.
The Clean Out For A Cause program quickly graduated into its own 10,000 sq ft warehouse/office space in Minneapolis, known by many throughout the college and pro sports industry as "The World's Equipment Room."