|Reuse-A-Shoe: worn out, play on|
Every year, millions of pairs of athletic shoes are thrown away, clogging landfills and wasting a lot of good material. Reuse-A-Shoe is one of Nike’s longest-running environmental and community programs, where worn-out athletic shoes of any brand are collected, processed and recycled into material used in sports surfaces like basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields, running tracks and playgrounds for young people around the world.
Reuse-A-Shoe collection will run through Wednesday, April 30, at UND and throughout the Grand Forks community. Bring in your old athletic shoes to collection sites at the Wellness Center, Memorial Union or Facilities. Make sure the shoes have no metal eyelets, cleats or spikes. Other unacceptable shoes include flip flops, water shoes, sandals, pumps, dress shoes or work boots.
To be eligible to win fabulous prizes for the most shoes collected, have your group create your own collection site. Group donations must be received by 5 p.m. April 30. Contact Jennifer at the Wellness Center (777-0233) to set up a delivery time.
-- Jennifer Haugen, Assistant Director for Nutrition and Wellness Programs, Wellness Center, JenniferHaugen@mail.und.edu, 777-0233