OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Evergreen State College is partnering with Playing for Kickz on Jan. 5, 2012 to collect athletic shoes for children in need. All sizes and types are welcome!
Playing for Kickz is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children of all ages, abilities and experience the opportunity to reach their full potential. They collect athletic shoes (new & used) through various events which are then donated to need-based organizations locally and internationally.
Playing for Kickz founder Jared Mace, a former Cascade Collegiate Conference athlete, is challenging athletes everywhere. “With every pair of shoes we collect, we give hope to another athlete to continue playing sports.”
“It is a great chance for community members to get to know their local college athletes and role models, have a fun family night, and give back to other athletes in need” says Co-Founder Nathan Holthenrichs.
A portion of the collected shoes will be donated to need based organizations locally. The remainder will be shipped to organizations and individuals overseas.