Rodeo Foundation Donates 6000 Pairs of New Shoes

By: KOLOCares Email
By: KOLOCares Email

Reno Rodeo Foundation received 6000 pairs of BOBS clogs from Sketchers through a partnership with K.I.D.S. Inc, a Reno Rodeo Foundation partner agency. The Rodeo Foundation will be distributing garden clog style shoes to children in families with extraordinary needs. Through the direction of Sarah Chvilicek, University Nevada Cooperative Extension, and Community Outreach Coordinators, every child attending Libby Booth, Mariposa, and Nachez Elementary schools between Kindergarten through 5 grade has been given a pair of shoes for participation in Grow Yourself Healthy garden based nutrition education program.

Grow Yourself Healthy is a garden based nutrition education program for grades K-5 at two schools, Mariposa and Libby Booth and Veggies For Kids is a nutrition education program for 2-3 graders at Natchez Elementary.

In addition to the donation to the 3 elementary schools, the Reno Rodeo Foundation also distributed Sketcher BOBS gardening shoes to children in the following programs: Department of Child and Family Services - Foster Youth, Volunteers of America Family Shelter, Reno Sparks Gospel Mission, Good Shepard's Clothes Closet, Washoe County Sheriff's Office - Christmas on the Corridor Program, Step2, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, Think Kindness, Women and Children's Center of the Sierra, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H, Washoe County Department of Social Services, Kids Kottage.

“Through our unique partnership with K.I.D.S. Inc, the Reno Rodeo Foundation received thousands of pairs of new shoes. Consistent with our commitment to providing new clothing through the Denim Drive we are excited to extend our giving to children in our community through this shoe distribution,” Steven Brown, President, Reno Rodeo Foundation.

The Reno Rodeo begins June 19 through June 28. Programs supported by the Reno Rodeo Foundation are funded through community grants and proceeds of the annual Reno Rodeo. Buy a ticket to the Reno Rodeo and support children in our community with extraordinary needs.

For more information visit www.RenoRodeoFoundation.org or call 775-322-9875


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