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Logan community members “band” together to move personal items from the Pauni home, remove shrubs and weeds from the yard and provide on-site clean up

Bright yellow and black Reminderband wristbands are worn by the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” construction team members and community volunteers while they busily prepare the home and yard for this morning’s demolition of the Pauni home.

“Many of the volunteers who work on filming days will receive an official “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” t-shirt to help set them apart and acknowledge their participation in the project,” said Kent Wuthrich, marketing and public relations consultant for Kartchner Homes. “Countless volunteers have helped us prepare for the demolition and will provided food and security all week out of the limelight and behind the rolling cameras. These bands are a great way for us to build team spirit on-site and acknowledge the many volunteers who will never receive a shirt.”

The volunteer wristbands are bright yellow and have the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” logo emblazed in black.

The customized silicone wristbands will be given to volunteers beginning Tuesday morning as volunteers sign in at the check-in tent and to many of the catering crews and members of the security staff. Utah State University student volunteers on campus are also accepting one dollar donations for the bracelets and all proceeds will benefit the Pauni family.

Reminderband wristbands are often used for big events and to show support for an individual or cause,” said Jeff Morgan, director of operations for Reminderband. “We are proud and excited to provide this customized wristband exclusively for the Logan volunteers involved in ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’”

About Reminderband
Based in Logan, Utah, Reminderband Inc. is an innovator and industry leader in the production and distribution of customized silicone wristbands. Launched in 2004, Reminderband took the Lance Armstrong “Live Strong” bracelet craze and developed the silicone wristband concept into a sustainable fashion, fundraising and awareness medium. Reminderband has developed a quick mold system that can produce, customize and ship as few as 20 silicone wristbands in less than six days.

Reminderband also provided the “Push it for Ben” and “Support Ben” wristbands used by the Logan area Sky View High School football team. The team has dedicated its season to Ben Lyman, a former team member who passed away this summer in an accidental drowning. The team is currently undefeated and will win the Region 5 title if it defeats Mountain Crest High School this Thursday, October 19 at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah.

16-year old Ben Lyman was killed on June 23rd when he dove 30 feet off a bridge over Bear River near Logan Utah. The accidental death stunned his teammates on the football team at Sky View High School, and they decided to dedicate their season in Ben’s honor. And what a season it has been.The Bobcats are 8-0 for the first time in school history, and will be one of the favorites to win their first state title in school history. The Bobcats wear custom wristbands from Reminderband that say, “Remember Ben,” and they tap his #25 jersey every time they step onto the field.

Hard work and precision execution are big reasons why the Bobcats are undefeated. But they say an even bigger reason is they feel Ben with them everytime they play.

There is a video with interviews of teammates and more information on this touching story at the ABC4 website.

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