Nike Employees Donate Time and Shoes
On Thursday, May 20, employees from the Nike Factory store in the Chatam neighborhood of Chicago will visit Girls in the Game programming to give out Nike gym shoes to participants.
"The Nike Factory Store has supported the Girls in the Game program at Neil Elementary for years," says Amy Skeen, Executive Director of Girls in the Game. "Now they'll be able to celebrate the end of a successful year of programming with the girls."
Promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles is a priority for Nike, and one that is practiced by employees nationwide and at all levels. Not only does Nike support programs like Girls in the Game financially, their employees are committed to making a difference firsthand by volunteering their time and energy.
Nike recognizes that while all kids face significant challenges to good health, girls in Chicago are especially at risk for overweight and obesity.