Endstate Announces the Red Bandanna Sneaker
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August 31st, 2022

Endstate is honored to announce the Red Bandanna Sneaker in collaboration with the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust. 100% of the proceeds for this sneaker drop will be donated to the Trust to further Welles’ legacy of heroism and community service.

Endstate x Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust Sneaker
Endstate x Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust Sneaker

Welles was an equities trader and volunteer firefighter who gave his life to save at least 12 people during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. 

After graduating from Boston College in 1999, Welles began work on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center in NYC.

On September 11, 2001 when the attacks began, Welles pulled out his red bandanna, which he had kept in his back pocket since he was a kid, tied it around his face to avoid inhaling smoke, and got to work.

After leaving a voicemail for his mother Alison, Welles made his way to the 78th floor where he found a group of survivors. Carrying an injured woman on his back, Welles led this group down 17 flights of stairs to the 61st floor. Welles then returned to the 78th floor where he continued administering aid and marshaling others to safety.

While most fled looking for safety, Welles was last seen turning back up the stairs of the South Tower, alongside FDNY personnel armed with a rescue tool to free trapped victims, before the building collapsed at 9:59AM.

Almost a year later, reports of a hero in the South Tower donning a red bandanna began to circulate, and the heroic tale of Welles’ final hour finally reached Alison and the Crowther family. At least 12 lives were saved on September 11th, 2001 by Welles Remy Crowther. 

Endstate is honored to be working alongside Welles’ mother Alison and the rest of the team behind the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust to release the Red Bandanna Sneaker.

The mission of the Trust is to assist young people to become exemplary adults through education, health, recreation and character development. The Trust also recognizes and awards academic and athletic excellence in young men and women who serve their communities. Each year, Boston College Football designates one home game on its schedule the Red Bandanna Game in honor of Welles. This year, the Red Bandanna Game will be held on October 8th when Boston College takes on Clemson. The Endstate team will be hosting a tailgate at the game and all are welcome.

Endstate is honored to be working alongside Welles’ mother Alison and the rest of the team behind the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust to release the Red Bandanna Sneaker.

The mission of the Trust is to assist young people to become exemplary adults through education, health, recreation and character development. The Trust also recognizes and awards academic and athletic excellence in young men and women who serve their communities.

The Red Bandanna Sneaker will be available September 7th for a minimum donation of $250 at mint.endstate.io/crowther. 

Donors will receive a pair of Red Bandanna Sneakers that come with a commemorative NFT. The sneakers will be shipped directly to donors and can also be picked up at the Red Bandanna Game. The Endstate team will also be hosting a tailgate at the game.

For more information on this extraordinary hero and the trust working to continue his legacy, please visit: https://www.crowthertrust.org/ 

For more information on the Red Bandanna Sneaker, questions about the redemption process, and the Red Bandanna Game tailgate, join the Endstate Discord to talk to the team: https://discord.gg/YXynWnXhAX 

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About Endstate

Endstate is ushering the world towards the future of product ownership. Starting with sneakers, Endstate combines NFTs with proprietary technology to definitively link physical products to digital assets.

Endstate was founded by Bennett Collen and Stephanie Howard out of a lifelong passion for sneakers and a deep understanding of the power of blockchain technology, specifically NFTs.  Bennett is the former Founder/CEO of Cognate, which was acquired by GoDaddy in 2018 for its pioneering use of smart contracts/NFTs to represent trademark rights, and Stephanie is a veteran design director known for her work at Nike, New Balance, and Reebok, including one of her most notable designs - the New Balance 850.

For more information on Endstate, visit https://www.endstate.io/

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