NBC's Natalie Morales starts kids' shoes for charity

posted on Tue, Jan 3 2017 10:57 am by TCM Staff

Natalie Morales recently partnered with popular U.S. running shoe brand, Reebok, to create kids' shoes for charity! TODAY says her inspiration is her lifelong love for running. According to today.com, "Natalie says she has been passionate about running since the time she could lace up her own shoes. She decided to collaborate with Reebok in the hope that she would share her own love of running and fitness with kids across the country."


$10 for each pair of shoes purchased will benefit the nonprofit, Build Our Kids Success, or BOKs. BOKs is a free program that provides children across the country with fun physical activities before the school day. Thanks for your contribution to helping kids work toward healthy lifestyles, Natalie! 


photo: TODAY


As for the local running shoe landscape, Twin Cities In Motion partners with a number of Twin Cities shoe stores to offer youth a chance at running and fitness without needing resources for a great pair of shoes! 


In order to keep teens participating in healthy activities without worrying about financing their equipment needs, the High School Running Shoe Program provides running shoes to athletes in need, who are participating on high school cross-country or track teams.


TCM will donate $5,000 in shoes to kids in need from the 7-county metro area. Certificates will be redeemable at Run N’ Fun (St. Paul), Marathon Sports (Minneapolis), Right FIT Running (Mounds View), TC Running (Eden Prairie and Maple Grove) and Gear Running Store (Edina) with an approximate value of $50. These certificates will be provided to High School Track and Cross Country Coaches to pass along to their athletes confidentially, and will be distributed at the coach’s discretion. 


Want free shoes for your school's running program? Coaches, download this application and submit it to info@tcmevents.org.



Read the full story on Natalie's efforts on TODAY.com.