In January, we resolved to build new and exciting things in 2014. We have been working hard to keep our promise, and the first of many great changes we are making this year is the launch of our new logo…
The importance of protecting the 30 year history and culture of Sports Unlimited is unquestioned, but while we hold it close to our hearts, we must continue to move forward through innovation, energy, and connection with our most loyal customers.
We love it because it represents the strength, passion, and mentality that each person at Sports Unlimited possesses. It is who we we are and who we want to be.
We did good. We had fun. We’ve got pictures to prove it!
Stop Hunger Now is an organization with a mission “to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.” (www.stophungernow.org)
In only a few hours, in our warehouse at Sports Unlimited, we packaged more than 10,000 meals for starving people all over the world. Here are some photographs of our experience. Note the smiles!
Life is good plans to donate 10% of their net profits in 2013 to help kids in need! Shop Life is good today, and help kids everywhere.
With the lofty goal of spreading optimism globally, the apparel company with a heart, Life is good, has pledged to donate 10% of their net profits for 2013 to help kids in need.
Through their non-profit Life is good Kids Foundation, the money will directly fund the Life is good Playmakers Program, which provides training and support to childcare professional all around the world. Giving these professional tools and training, the Playmakers Program helps to ensure children everywhere get to grow up healthy and cared for, feeling safe and loved.
To date co-founders Bert and John Jacobs have already raised more than $9.5 million for the foundation and kids in need. In the past, 100% of the funds have come from money raised through the annual Life is good Festival (a two-day celebration of music and joy), community fundraising, special Life is good products, and all profits from John and Bert’s speaking engagements.
Now, by adding 10% of its net profits to their already huge fund raising ventures, Life is good has reinforced their commitment to children and upped the ante on how a brand can drive social change!
Aiming to raise a combined $2 million for kids in 2013, the company hopes to use their business as a source of positive purpose in this world. With this new pledge, it’s simpler than ever to help, says co-founder Bert Jacobs. “When you do business with Life is good, you help kids in need.”
“Our community, including each of you, who choose to focus on what is right with the world even when it’s not perfect, will always drive our brand,” said Jacobs. “This beautiful road trip has only just begun.”
With help from our customers and crew, Sports Unlimited has raised close to $12,000 for the LiveStrong Foundation! Over the weekend (August 20 and 21st) our team of employees, family, and friends gathered in Hatfield, PA for the Philadelphia LiveStrong Challenge. Some walked, others ran, and still others biked, as we all worked to raise funds for the foundation that has been improving the lives of cancer patients and survivors for years.
Like most companies, Sports Unlimited has been personally affected by cancer, and has pledged their constant support of LiveStrong and their employees, family, and friends as they battle. This year, we conducted internal fund raisers, brought in pledges from participants, and received incredible donations from customers to donate $11,748! For the Challenge, our crew came through again, walking, running, and biking with their parents, children, grandparents, and friends, to show their support for the survivors in their lives, and those they’ve lost. It was an emotional two days, full of laughter and a few tears, and a particularly strenuous day for the few brave souls that tackled the 100 mile bike! But in the end, we all had a blast and can’t wait to do it all again next year (hopefully raising the bar on our donation too!).
Thanks to all our employees, customers, and other supporters who made this donation possible! Your support is tremendous and we could never do this type of thing without you!
It’s the time of year to be grateful and to give. The least we can do is spread some joy to those less fortunate. The Sports Unlimited family recently ran a toy drive for children of Tena, Ecuador, where former employee Adriana Pennino is currently volunteering as a speech thereapist:
HATFIELD, Pennsylvania, December 7, 2010 – SportsUnlimited.com has donated and shipped 28 boxes filled with toys and clothes to Tena, Ecuador, located in the Amazon rainforest, for the children of the area and surrounding villages as part of a new project deemed “Toys for Adriana.” A former employee of Sports Unlimited, Inc. for over three years, Adriana Pennino is now living in Tena, Ecuador, volunteering with the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) as a speech therapist for the rehabilitation program, Pedihabilidad, providing speech therapy and other services to local children with disabilities. In November, 2010, Pennino contacted Sports Unlimited, Inc. President Don Ball to discuss her experiences and speak on the poor conditions of the people to whom she provides therapy.
“She also mentioned that the kids don’t have any toys and immediately, we started ‘Toys for Adriana.’” Ball said. “I’m not sure that any of us could imagine the joy for these kids if they receive some presents.”
From November 5 to December 1, Sports Unlimited held a toy drive, asking its employees to donate toy cars, trucks, crayons, stickers and sports balls of any kind. By the end of that time they had collected over 28 large boxes filled with toys and clothes for the children of Tena.
“We are so grateful to Don Ball and Dave Neff, Sports Unlimited owners, for generously donating the shipping supplies and international shipping to make this happen!” Pennino said. “And we are extremely grateful to all of the SU crew for donating toys and clothes for the kids!”