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Marc Jones is the visionary and principal behind Dreissig Apparel Inc. and Fan Hands LLC. He was born and raised in Syracuse and graduated from Christian Brothers Academy as an All-State and All-Northeast U.S. running back his senior year. He played football at the University of Tennessee, where in 1991, he graduated with a degree in psychology.

Jones next played professionally in the German Football League, then in 1999, founded his company, Dreissig Athletic. The company designs and manufacturers Jones’ own brand of athletic apparel. In 2007, he also invented a novelty product called Fan Hands, which is designed to enhance the sound of the clap for sports fans when they attend sporting events. Jones also remains active in the Syracuse community as co-founder and co-chairman of the Willow Street Foundation.