+$When a elementary school student created his own logo representing the University of Tennessee Volunteers, his hand-drawn design was mocked by other students. In a heartwarming twist, the university has adopted the logo for use on one of its official T-shirts, with proceeds going to an anti-bullying charity. The标志设计+$has proved so popular it caused the university's online shop to crash.
+$The story starts when a Florida boy, a University of Tennessee fan, didn't have a Volunteers shirt to wear on his elementary school's Colors Day, so he decided to make his own. He wore the hand-drawn logo pinned to an orange T-shirt, and his efforts attracted the ridicule of fellow students.
+$Quick pause for non-US readers here. 'Volunteers' – often shortened to 'Vols' is the name adopted by the University of Tennessee in reference to Tennessee being a Volunteer State in the War of 1812. College Colors Day is a US celebration in which university students, parents, and alumni are encouraged to celebrate their team spirit.
+$The boy's teacher, Laura Snyder+$shared the story on Facebook+$, explaining that the child was a big University of Tennessee fan and had been heartbroken when others had made fun of his handiwork, and reaching out to the university with a request for some Vols merchandise to cheer him up. The story quickly went viral, and the University of Tennessee responded by not only sending a mega box of stash, but adopting the design for an official university T-shirt.
+$The design is featured on a T-shirt in the University's official Tennessee orange, with a portion of proceeds being donated to US nonprofit+$STOMP Out Bullying+$. When the shirt went on sale in the VolShop, demand was so overwhelming it caused the website to crash. It's now+$available To Preorder+$again, for delivery in late September.