As top pledge supporter for 2016, Feetures! will directly contribute funds to Kids Run the Nation’s Fund, a grant-making effort that supports local and regional youth running programs across the U.S.
Feetures!, a leader in the performance running sock category, announced its partnership with the Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation youth running program. Based in Conover and Charlotte, NC, Feetures! is a family run business focused on offering products “designed to help athletes achieve their personal best.”
The official youth running program of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Kids Run the Nation offers tools and resources for organizing youth running programs in schools, after-school programs, community centers, homeless shelters, and other local venues. Founded in 1958, RRCA is the largest national association of running organizations dedicated to growing the sport. RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition. The Kids Run the Nation program is a “gender inclusive, multi-week, turnkey, youth running program” designed to meet the physical activity goals outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USADA) for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
“It’s inspiring to see a run specialty brand like Feetures! contributing to the future of the sport in such a meaningful way.” – Erica Gminski, Youth Programs Coordinator, RCCA
“The missions of Feetures! and Kids Run the Nation are closely aligned in working to encourage healthy lifestyles through physical activity,” said Joe Gaither, Feetures! director of marketing. “We’re thrilled to provide the Kids Run the Nation Fund with this opportunity to reach more children and foster the next generation of runners.”
In 2007, the RRCA developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist organizations in implementing and enhancing new or currently established programs. Feetures’ support of the Kids Run the Nation Fund will increase the RRCA’s grant giving ability by 50 percent for 2016, allowing for grants to be awarded to an additional 10-to-15 deserving youth running programs.
“It’s inspiring to see a run specialty brand like Feetures! contributing to the future of the sport in such a meaningful way,” said Erica Gminski, RRCA youth programs coordinator. “By increasing our grant making abilities by 50 percent in 2016, Feetures! will help the Kids Run the Nation program get closer to achieving our vision of a locally managed youth running program in every grade school in the U.S.”
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