Change The Ref

Change The Ref

Change The Ref (CTR), was formed to empower our Future Leaders. CTR gives the kids of today the tools they need to be empowered to make changes to critical issues that affect our nation, through education, conversation, and activism. It uses urban art and nonviolent creative confrontation to expose the disastrous effects of the mass shooting pandemic. It also brings focus to the NRA’s corrupt maneuvers to buy lawmakers, while forcing solutions which are essential to healing mass shooting victims’ families’ lifelong grief. Change The Ref’s ultimate goal is to give the young generation of survivors and victims a disrupting voice to help lead the way to change – a more peaceful future. #NeverAgain.

Dynasty Athletics is proud to be teaming up with Change The Ref to support their cause. For a limited time, we will be offering the Unzip Your Voice Protect+ Mask. For each mask sold, a donation will be going to the Change The Ref organization.

According to Sandy Hook Promise, April 2020 was the first month without a school shooting in the U.S. in two decades. However, during the COVID-19 health crisis, the Olivers observed a different scary curve – the surge in gun sales. This inspired Change the Ref to launch the “Antiviral Weapon” campaign to stop the spread of germs and gun violence.

They made gun-shaped soaps that come with the message, “The more this disappears, the safer our lives will be.” Then they came out with a facemask that makes a statement, “Unzip your Voice Against Gun Violence”. The Olivers hope that the campaign reminds the public that the only essential weapons needed during this pandemic are soap and a face mask.

“After wearing the Unzip Your Voice Protect+ Mask and carrying our message, you will turn into a hero by saving more than one life.”
-Manuel Oliver-
Father of Joaquin Oliver