Detroit Artist’s Cool Hard Hat Auctioned for DBG Via Sachse Construction

(The DBG hard hat is the first one from the right. Photo credit: Brad Ziegler Photography) Sachse Construction, a Detroit-based commercial construction firm and longtime partner of the Downtown Boxing Gym is teaming up with leading Detroit artists to support several great causes including DBG. Sachse’s social mission has launched the HARD HATS FOR DETROIT auction to benefit some its favorite nonprofit Detroit youth organizations.

Here’s how it works. The online auction will allow bidders to select a specific artist’s work and, in-turn, support the partner organization’s mission. Proceeds from the sale of each signed, custom hard hat will benefit the Downtown Boxing Gym, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, and The Konnection. CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER AND BID.

“Our team has a long-standing commitment to youth programming in Detroit,” said Todd Sachse, CEO, Sachse Construction, who has served for nine years on the board of directors at the Downtown Boxing Gym. “We’re excited to partner with these talented artists to support students through the power of art.”

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Eric “El Cappy” Lowry, a Detroit-based, self-taught artist and sneaker designer, created the DBG hard hat. Eric is well-known for his imaginative, edgy artwork celebrating pop culture. Using strategically cut clippings from books and magazines, Lowry meticulously created intricate patterns and imagery to connect the dots between Detroit, students, books, and boxing. Lowry has worked with Shinola, Stella McCartney, and Nike, among others, and his artwork will benefit the Downtown Boxing Gym, a free out-of-school time academic and athletic program for students ages 8-18 with continuing support through age 25, the first years of college and careers. Follow El Cappy on Instagram: @elcappy

The hard hats are being publicly displayed at Sachse Construction’s headquarters in downtown Detroit. (3663 Woodward Ave.) Interested collectors can bid online from November 1 through December 8, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

“When I think of Todd Sachse, I think of a great guy – somebody who really cares about the community,” said DBG’s founder and CEO Khali Sweeney. “He puts his best foot forward. He doesn’t just talk. Todd really shows up and he shows up in a major way. This auction is one more example.”


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