Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. Unites Athletic Industry for 13th Annual 'On Our
Feet' Fundraising Gala
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. joined
together members of the athletic industry, as well as its business partners,
on Tuesday, October 22, at New York City's Gotham Hall to celebrate the 13^th
annual "On Our Feet" fundraising gala. The event will benefit educational and
other initiatives supported by Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.
"Our mission is to create a better world for today's youth through innovative
education and sports programs that empower them to achieve their goals and be
successful in life," said Ken C. Hicks, Chairman of the Board, President and
Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker, Inc. "We are proud that this year,
monies raised from this event will benefit the Foundation's educational
initiatives, including The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program and our
long-standing scholarship program with UNCF, as well as other programs that
help deserving young people reach their fullest potential."
Executives from the sports industry, professional athletes, and celebrities
joined footwear companies, including Nike, adidas, Reebok, and Converse, to
name a few, to lend their support to this important cause. Celebrity guests,
including Geno Smith (NY Jets), CC Sabathia (NY Yankees), John Starks (NBA
Legend), Brooke Shields (Actress), and Mark Consuelos (Actor), were among
those who attended the evening's festivities. All guests wore traditional
black-tie attire while sporting their favorite pair of athletic shoes.
The Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. is the charitable arm of Foot Locker, Inc., a
specialty athletic retailer that operates approximately 3,500 stores in 23
countries in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Over the years,
Foot Locker, Inc. has developed significant partnerships and programs to
improve and enrich the educational, health and sports opportunities for
children across the country, and has awarded over 700 scholarships to
outstanding students through all of its programs.
Launched in 2011, the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program awards $20,000
college scholarships to 20 exceptional students (totaling $400,000) who
demonstrate academic excellence and exemplify strong leadership skills both in
sports and within their communities. Students can apply online or be
nominated by teachers, coaches, mentors, family and friends by visiting
www.dosomething.org/footlocker. Applications close December 19, 2013 at 5:00
UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education
organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports
students' education and development through scholarships and other programs,
strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the
importance of minority education. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000
students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country.
SOURCE Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Foot Locker, Inc., Mary Signorino, 212-720-4316
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