UNLIKE ANY OTHER
This fun-loving, competition-craving, kid-friendly, larger-than-life, care-free, pie-eating, joke-playing, all-inspiring, team-building, down-to-earth, hard-working, record-smashing, tree-climbing, hard-headed, family-oriented, all-around-awesome gorilla represents the best in custom apparel and champions the grit, grind and goals of athletes everywhere.
GET TO KNOW GRUFF
Book: HAIRY Potter and the Five Point Throws
Movie: King Kong, of course
Movie Quote: “Are you not entertained?”
Food: Anything. Has been witnessed eating\u0003everything from tree bark to raw fish
Music: Intense Hip Hop
Dance move: Primate shuffle
Hero: Athletes that strive for greatness
Weakness: Warm Hugs
Pet Peeve: Giving Up
Saying: Leadership can grow from sportsmanship
Sport: Anything. Will compete in everything from arm wrestling to water balloon toss.
School Subject: Humanolgy
Talent: Can play drums
Height: 6 feet, 5 inches
Weight: Really heavy
Age: Young at heart
Food Intake: Puts buffets out of business
Bench Press Record: School Bus
Debt Collections: 100% success rate
WARNING: Can become agitated if not fed in timely manner.
BY DR. AL FAH, DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROGRAM (IPP)
Gruff was born in a sanctuary where he spent his younger years with family and experienced a fulfilling childhood – spending his days doing what gorillas do. Once he no longer needed his family’s protection, Gruff enrolled at IPP to discover his true potential. This is where Gruff learned his most valuable life lessons.
With a communication barrier, Gruff had difficulty comprehending instructions for everyday tasks, such as household chores. Or, perhaps he was just being stubborn – it’s challenging to distinguish the difference with him. However, when introduced to sports, specifically wrestling, he grasped concepts quickly.
Gruff embraced sports and learned the importance of working hard in a team environment, good sportsmanship and building character that stays with you forever. Since then, he’s applied his knowledge to other competitive sports, including volleyball, extreme leaf weaving and combat chess
As a result of his excellent character qualities and athletic accomplishments, he has become the first primate to represent a national sports apparel brand, Alpha Authentics. His role is to travel the globe and teach others what he discovered at IPP...leadership skills can be learned through good sportsmanship, regardless of the sport, age or level of competition.
Today, as Gruff proudly spreads his message to others, he takes his responsibilities of Brand Ambassador seriously, but always tries to inject his unique sense of humor into his meet-and-greets.
He’s adored by children, respectful to adults, clean, professional and polite. However, make no mistake, Gruff is still wild at his core. Provoking such an unpredictable animal could prove dangerous...or hilarious, depending on the circumstances.
Although he appears a bit intimidating, Gruff has a big heart and has established himself as a contributing member of society and the sports industry.
Dr. Al Fah, Director of IPP