"Shoes for Haiti" Drive Continuing through Dec. 21st

Donations can be dropped off at RSL Team Store & KUTV2 News Studio

REAL SALT LAKE AND KUTV2 TO CONTINUE “SHOES FOR HAITI” DRIVE THROUGH DECEMBER 21 

Donations to Be
Collected at KUTV2 News Studio and RSL Team Store at Rio Tinto Stadium
throughout the Next Month

 

SANDY, Utah (Thursday, November 18,
2010)
– After the success of the initial “Shoes for
Haiti” donation drive
earlier this month, Real Salt Lake and its
broadcast partner, KUTV2, have announced the organizations will continue
to collect shoes as part of the project through Tuesday, December 21.
The “Shoes for Haiti” drive is being held to assist
RSL midfielder Jean Alexandre in
bringing much needed help to his hometown of Verrettes, Haiti, through the
expansion of his Jean Alexandre Football Academy program.

 

VIDEO: Click here to watch Jean Alexandre’s message
promoting the “Shoes of Haiti” donation drive

 

Click
here to download a PDF file of the “Shoes for Haiti” flyer to promote the
donation drives at your school or business

 

During
the donation drive across the next month, RSL and KUTV2 will once again be
accepting new and
gently-used athletic shoes
. People interested in dropping off
donations can do so at the following locations:

 

The RSL Team Store at Rio Tinto
Stadium

·        
9256
State Street in Sandy (Northeast corner of the stadium)

·        
Monday-Saturday,
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
(closed
Nov. 24-28 for Thanksgiving holiday weekend)

·        
For donations exceeding 50 pairs of shoes, please contact John
Koluder in the RSL Communications Department at jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com or call
801-918-5050

 

KUTV2
News Studio

·        
299
S. Main Street in Salt Lake City (Wells Fargo Building)

·        
Monday-Friday,
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

·        
For donations exceeding 200 pairs of shoes, please contact
Stephanie Avis at savis@kutv2.com or call
801-839-1234

 

While
soccer boots will be accepted, the children of Verrettes are in need of shoes
in general and not just ones to be used at the academy, so any and all
donations will be accepted and will go a long way toward improving the quality
of life for many people involved in the program. While the emphasis for the
drive is focused on collecting youth-sized shoes, adult sizes will also gladly
be accepted.

 

While
still an undergrad at Lynn University in 2007, Alexandre and his father, Jean
Sr., began a soccer academy for teenagers in Verrettes, a program that has been
credited with bringing the community together and giving dozens of children a
chance to learn important skills both on and off the field in the impoverished
nation, especially in the wake of January’s earthquake that devastated the
country. The Alexandres are now looking to expand participation in the academy
to provide similar opportunities to younger age groups in his former hometown.

 

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