May 14, 2018
K•Swiss, the fastest growing tennis footwear brand in the United States specialty channel, has partnered with Soles4Souls in honor of Play Tennis Month.
For each Ultrashot shoe sold, $5.00 will be donated to Soles4Souls, which could help us provide five new pairs of shoes to people in need! During the campaign, the Ultrashot shoes are available for a $20 discount online at Tennis Warehouse, Midwest Sports, Tennis Express and Holabird Sports.
In addition to offering these savings, K•Swiss has joined forces with 25 top specialty retailers in the United States to collect shoes in-store for Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise programs.
Customers that donate their gently-worn shoes to help fight poverty can win K•Swiss prizes and support the brand’s initiative to give back to those in need. Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise programs keep unwanted shoes out of landfills while also helping to create job opportunities in developing countries.
Entrepreneurs in countries like Haiti, Honduras and Sierra Leone are able to start businesses of their own selling the shoes in their local marketplaces. This allows entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a sustainable income, and ultimately purchase necessities like food, shelter and education for their families.
New or gently-worn shoes can be donated at any of the following retail locations through June 1:
All About Tennis in Scottsdale, AZ
Irvine Tennis in Irvine, CA
Swetka’s Tennis Shop in Mountain View, CA
Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis in Palm Desert, CA
Westwood Sports in San Diego, CA
Tennis Warehouse in San Luis Obispo, CA
Game-Set-Match in Denver, CO
Tennis US in Bonita Springs, FL
Slin Sports in Jacksonville, FL
Total Tennis in Sarasota, FL
E Tennis Inc. in Winter Park, FL
You Serve Tennis in Atlanta, GA
Indianapolis Raquet Club in Indianapolis, IN
Sports Outlet in Metairie, LA
Racquet & Jog in Rockville, MD
Holabird Sports in Baltimore, MD
Tennis & Golf Company in Royal Oak, MI
Michael Lynne’s Tennis in St. Louis Park, MN
Bell Racquet Sports in Rochester, NY
Tennis Professionals in Rye Brook, NY
Midwest Sports in Cincinatti, OH
Players Racquet Shop in Lake Oswego, OR
Players Racquet Shop East in Portland, OR
Tim’s Racquet Shop in Jenkintown, PA
Tennis Express in Houston, TX
Sturtevant’s in Bellevue, WA
Les Moise in Milwaukee, WI
Mike Miringoff, K•Swiss Vice President, Sales, Americas, notes, “Play Tennis Month is a great opportunity for all of us to give back and continue to grow the sport. Instead of just giving a savings on our new shoe, the Ultrashot, we felt it was important to do more and are fortunate to have partnered with our top retailers and a first-class organization, Soles4Souls who is making a difference in people’s lives every day.”
Thank you to K•Swiss for helping Soles4Souls Wear Out Poverty!