My name is Mike Maye, a local small business owner interested in helping kids have an outlet. Our company, If I Maye Clothing Co. has teamed with New Hope - a local church and other local businesses to raise funds for the installation of a lighting package at our local skate park. The park is located in Ian Deutch Memorial Park.
During summer months, day time temps reach 110+ degrees. These kids are so dedicated to their sports that they show up, day after day to ride their park, but at night- it all stops. This campaign is designed to help these kids have lights at the park, so they can ride after the peak temps drop. We are also raising funds to repair the damaged concrete areas of the skatepark, so that they are free to ride the park without the worry of getting hurt on jagged surfaces.
Through local events, and organizing a group of these kids to sell t shirts, we will be working within the community to reach our goals- but we need your help. We are planning to raise these funds within the year, so that these kids will have access to the park, and a positive outlet for their creative energy. These lights would be the beginning stage of after-school events within the community.
As a child, riding my bike and playing drums were key in finding my passion. In turn, helping these kids realize their goals is a project that is very close to my heart. Reaching this goal will be a positive example of how these kids can work together to achieve anything they set their minds to- and it's been a long time coming. Local BMX riders, Skateboarders, and Scooter riders have been fighting this fight for over 5 years!
From now until the completion of our campaign, If I Maye Clothing Co. will be selling limited edition "Light in the Dark" t shirts for $15.00 plus shipping. 50% of the funds will be donated directly into the project, and the rest will go towards the production of more shirts! Links will be updated to our site soon, so visit our website to find out more!
Thank you for supporting the youth, and for being a LIGHT IN THE DARK!
President- If I Maye Clothing Co.
In Profile: Mike Maye
Mike Maye Special to the Pahrump Valley Times
By Vern Hee
Pahrump Valley Times
If I Maye Clothing Co.
Background: “I have been in the music business as a musician since I was 17. At that age I started in the business as a drummer. I toured for a decade and learned every aspect of the music industry, from recording to merchandising. I have had my own clothing line since 2009. I do a lot of band merchandising and charitable runs. I have also started merchandising for other bands. I teach kids how to do their own merchandising and how to run a music business. I am a one-stop operation for musicians, where I offer merchandising, production, recording and video production all in one place. We have a 600-square foot studio. We also do graphic design and website design. There is everything under the sun for your music label.”
Years in business: “My clothing line has been around for seven years.”
First job: “My first job was mowing lawns for other people in Lucerne Valley, California.”
Personal: “I really don’t have time to relax, but when I do I like playing the original Donkey Kong and Super Mario in HD on a huge screen.”
Business climate: “I came out to Pahrump to help my mother. I am able to come out here and help this community grow. I get clarity working and living in a small town while I build my business.”
Happy Fathers' Day to ya Ol' man. Mentor, Motivator. Best friend. Family is forever. Making you proud. - 6/22/2015
My Mother is a champion. Thru it all, a warm smile and bright outlook. Everyday is her day, but today- I say thanks. World's strongest mom!
Dad, every day, I hear your voice. Motivating me, guiding me... Family, it has been a wild ride. Friends, I thank you for being Lights along this path...
It is with great joy that I make this announcement. I have begun the process for relaunching my LLC. A new chapter, means new music, clothing, and finally...SKATEBOARDS.
More to come, stay tuned.
If I Maye... (from May 1, 2015 Facebook post)
Most days, I am a pretty easy going guy. I pride myself on living for the Big Picture. One day at a time, striving to reach my goals. I live for my family. I live for my music. I live for love.