Fleet Feet Sports is a locally owned and operated business that employs over 30 people to serve their customers and the local community. They have a passion for helping every customer to achieve their fitness goals, whether they want to spend more time in the gym, run their first 5k, or run their 10th marathon.
On top of their passion for their customers, giving back to the community is very important to Fleet Feet. "This non-profit organization really fulfills the needs of many children in our local community,” said John Dewey, owner of Fleet Feet. “The mission of BackPack Beginnings is near and dear to our hearts."
Fleet Feet has gone above and beyond in their support of BackPack Beginnings in 2018. During the tornado relief, Fleet Feet asked customers to bring in donations, and they were able to gather 3 truckloads full of items to donate to BackPack Beginnings for the relief. Also, they will be hosting their annual Fleet Feet Pickle on August 4th, 2018 (link to: https://store.fleetfeetgreensboro.com/shop/events/the-fleet-feet-pickle/). The Pickle is a store-to-store destination relay run from Fleet Feet Greensboro to Fleet Feet High Point, where 100% of the event proceeds go directly to BackPack Beginnings. Since starting the Pickle, over $7,000 has been raised, and the goal is to increase this total every year. The sustainability of this event relies on both the excitement from the participants and their awareness of helping needy children in our communities.
Thank you, Fleet Feet, for being a Founding Level sponsor for 2018 and for all that you do for BackPack Beginnings!