The Big Tee-Off, presented by 26 Shirts

Enter for Your Chance to Participate

We all know and love our annual celebrity bartending extravaganza, The Big Tip-Off, that happens on a beautiful summer night on a crowded patio and raises thousands of dollars for AAF Buffalo’s scholarship foundation.

Doesn’t exactly lend itself great to social distancing. But, the kids still need us!

To raise money for our scholarship foundation and keep the spirit of friendly competition alive, we invite you to participate in our first ever Big Tee-Off, presented by 26 Shirts!

We need member designers to participate. All in the name of hopeful college interns and bright-eyed high schoolers with their minds on making a name for themselves in advertising and marketing.



1. Enter Your Company
    • We’re asking the talented designers of our area to volunteer to design a t-shirt on behalf of the agency/company you work for and AAF Buffalo.
    • We’ll select up to 10 companies to participate in the competition. Any not selected will have first right of refusal to participate in future fundraising competitions.
    • Please fill out the form below by August 28th to enter.
  • The Big Tee-Off Entry Form

      Current AAF Buffalo Member

      Agree to rules listed below

      2. Design Your T-Shirt
          • It’s been a hell of a year… what better way to commemorate it than an expertly designed t-shirt?
          • The competition’s theme is “Hindsight’s 2020.” In other words, this year SUCKS. Let’s have some fun with it and create a shirt that depicts “these unprecedented times” from your agency’s own eyes.


      • Participants responsible for front design only.
      • Shirts cannot contain discriminatory language, depictions or stereotypes of people based on race, ethnicity, religion, etc.
      • Do not include your company logo or AAF logo in design layout. This is meant to be a neutral playing field when it comes to design, however your company’s name will be associated with the shirt onsite when sales open.
        • AAF Buffalo’s logo will be on all shirts on the top back collar.
      • Shirt designs due to AAF Buffalo no later than Friday, September 18th @ 4pm.

        • The selling competition will go live Thursday, September 24th and run through Thursday, October 8th @ 12 NOON on 26 Shirts’ website.
        • T-shirts will retail for $26 each, with $9/shirt generously donated by 26 Shirts to AAF Buffalo’s scholarship foundation.
          • Heavier apparel (long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, among others) will retail higher, with the same amount of proceeds per item ($9) contributed to the scholarship fund.
        • AAF Buffalo will promote the competition via all communications and encourage people to support our scholarship foundation.
        • We encourage all those who design a shirt to actively promote buying them to colleagues, clients, friends, family and Facebook acquaintances that you haven’t seen in a decade.
        • The company who sells the highest dollar amount will be declared the first ever Big Tee-Off winner and will be recognized at the culmination of AdWeek following our Spotlight Speaker the night of October 8th.
          • Winner will receive recognition at AdWeek speaker and via social media and email mentions throughout the month of October.
        • All 10 designs will be fulfilled regardless of winner.