My name is Tommy Pham (or better known as T) and this is a little story about how I became a co-founder and partner of the 8x8Beachapparel family.
To begin, a little bit about me..
I am a 4th year student at the University of Guelph, where I will be graduating this fall with my degree in Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the Gryphon Men's Volleyball program for the last 4 years and excited to announce that I will be returning for my fifth season with the Gryphons in the fall. I am a Guelph native, competing for the Guelph Grizzlies and finishing my club career with Pakmen Volleyball Club.
Partnering with 8x8,
During the tough COVID year that had taken away my third indoor season at the, it gave me a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to do. Jonny proposed an idea to me of creating a company where we can sell quality beach apparel while serving up some new looks and I was hooked on the idea.
Over the last year and a half, I have been working behind the scenes of 8x8 helping wherever was needed. With the lifting of restrictions, I am super excited to be able to travel around Ontario to watch quality beach volleyball and to help give back to the community with the team.
I am looking forward to seeing lots of 8x8 on the sand!