Dick’s Supports Teacher Champion Challenge

DonorsChoose.org and The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation are calling on football fans to support public school classrooms through the Teacher Champion Challenge, launching January 3. The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation will award $100,000 to support team sports-related classroom project requests in the playoff city that raises the most in total donations-per-student.

Antigua Celebrating 40th Anniversary

Said Ron McPherson, president and CEO of Antigua. “We are very proud of our history and heritage and look forward to continuing
our growth in the markets we serve. Antigua will have several promotions at the January trade shows and throughout the year to commemorate our 40th Anniversary.”

Foot Locker Makes Strategic Investment In Super Heroic

Foot Locker Inc. announced that it has made a strategic investment in Super Heroic Inc., best known for its kids footwear with an underlying message of empowerment. As part of Foot Locker, Inc.’s strategic investment, Kids Foot Locker will be the first brick-and-mortar retailer of Super Heroic products in the U.S.

Toms Donates $5M To Organizations Working To End Gun Violence

Toms has launched “End Gun Violence Together,” a campaign aimed at helping end the epidemic in America and kickstarting an evolution to the brand’s giving model. To launch the campaign, Toms will invest $5 million into organizations across the country that are committed to addressing the complex nature of gun violence through various tactics, including programming in communities of color, mental health, research and policy, and suicide prevention.

OBIT: Blake Nordstrom

Blake Nordstrom, the 58-year-old co-president of his family’s retail company, passed away unexpectedly, less than a month after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

Kraft Hockeyville USA Returns To Support Hockey Communities Nationwide

Nominations are officially open for the fifth year of Kraft Hockeyville USA. Together with the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL), Kraft Heinz is looking to find America’s most spirited and enthusiastic hockey communities for their chance to compete for the opportunity to host an NHL Pre-Season Game, receive up to $150,000 in rink upgrades from Kraft Heinz and $10,000 worth of hockey equipment through the NHLPA Goals & Dreams program.

BrainScope Receives FDA Clearance

BrainScope, a medical neuro-technology company focused on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) assessment, announced that it has received FDA clearance to include additional language in its product’s Indications for Use (IFU).