The Foot Locker Foundation brings together the footwear, fashion and sports industries for the annual “On Our Feet” fundraising gala
Gala raises funds for the Foot Locker Foundation to support UNCF and youth initiatives and programs
Christian CrobyNBA personality and Foot Locker Foundation Ambassador hosts event focused on building a more equitable and inclusive future for all
Key interview with Shaheen Holloway, Seton room men’s basketball head coach, stresses the importance of investing in communities
NEW YORK, June 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Foot Locker Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Foot Locker, Inc., the New Yorkspecialty sports retailer, brought together members of the footwear, fashion and sports industries for its annual “On Our Feet” fundraising gala. The event took place on Thursday, June 2 and took place at New York City Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.
The theme of this year’s event, “Getting Back on Our Feet”, was a celebration of how far we have come over the past two years and an important reminder of the work ahead of us to improve the upward mobility of young people and build a more equitable and inclusive future for all.
“The On Our Feet Gala has long shone a light on the importance of community service, empowerment and investing in the next generation of changemakers,” said Richard JohnsonChairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, Inc. “This year’s event is especially poignant as we come back to our feet to recognize the progress we’ve made together and the opportunities that lie ahead. Now, more than ever , we need to take a critical look at how we invest in initiatives and programs that can bring real change to communities across the country.”
Representatives of sports and athletics retailers such as Nike, adidas, Converse, Puma, Champion, Crocs, New Balance, Reebok, Under Armor and Vans were present alongside the event’s guest of honor, Shaheen Hollowaywho joined the master of ceremonies for the evening, Christian Crobyfor an onstage interview about community involvement, perseverance and the importance of giving back.
“Investing in our communities and our youth is essential to building a stronger future where we will all thrive,” said Shaheen Hollowaymen’s basketball head coach Seton room. “I’m proud to be part of the Foot Locker Foundation’s ‘On Our Feet’ Gala, which supports initiatives and causes dedicated to empowering and uplifting the next generation.”
For more than 20 years, the Foot Locker Foundation has supported youth initiatives and programs that aim to improve upward mobility and empower communities. In addition to the Foot Locker Scholarship Program, the Foundation supports the mission of organizations such as UNCF, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Club of America.
To learn more about the Foot Locker Foundation, visit https://www.footlocker-inc.com/content/flinc-aem-site/en/home/community.html.
About the Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 2001, The Foot Locker Foundation is the charitable arm of Foot Locker, Inc., which leads the celebration of sneaker and youth culture around the world through a portfolio of brands, including Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, atmos, WSS and Sidestep. With approximately 2,900 retail stores in 28 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australiaand New Zealand, as well as websites and mobile apps, the company’s goal is to inspire and empower youth culture around the world, fueling a shared passion for self-expression and creating unparalleled experiences at the heart of the global sneaker community. Foot Locker, Inc. is headquartered in New York. For more information, please visit https://www.footlocker-inc.com.
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SOURCE Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.