The Orange Bowl Kicks for Kids program, which started in 2011, provides local South Florida youth a free pair of new or gently used athletic shoes to participate in and benefit from sports and exercise. This year, schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties collected over 1,300 pairs of new and gently used athletic shoes. Since its inception, the Orange Bowl and the South Florida community, through the Kicks for Kids program, have been able to collect nearly 15,000 pairs of new and gently used athletic shoes.
For the sixth consecutive year, In Jacob’s Shoes cleaned and restored the gently worn shoe donations. In Jacob’s Shoes received a portion of the shoe donations, a financial contribution, as well as a plaque of appreciation from the Orange Bowl for its extraordinary efforts.
The schools in Miami-Dade County that collected the most shoes are Eugene B. Thomas K-8 Center, Dr. William Chapman Elementary and Norma B. Bossard Elementary, respectively. The Broward County schools that collected the most shoes are Panther Run Elementary, Bayview Elementary and Sea Castle Elementary, respectively.
For their outstanding efforts collecting shoes for the Orange Bowl Kicks for Kids program, the Orange Bowl donated $1,000 to first place schools in each county, $750 to second place schools and a $250 teacher supplies gift card to ACE Supplies to third place schools.
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