2012-2013 Donations Underway

17 Dec

The second year of donations with The Shoe Game Corporation are underway now.  Student-Athletes that participated in the 2012 football season at Indianapolis Public Schools and Metro Nashville Public Schools are eligible for athletic shoe donations from various NFL players from the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans.

To be eligible for donations, coaches must turn in the donation application form confirming the following criteria are met:

1) Student-Athlete participated in the 2012 football season

2) Student-Athlete ended the 2012 Fall/Winter semester with over a 3.0 GPA

3) Student-Athlete is on free or reduced school lunch.

The 2012-2013 donation application form will be available on the Donation Forms link at the top of this site.  Please email TheShoeGame@att.blackberry.com with the completed form and/or any questions.

Thank you!

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NFL LB Jonathan Goff donating shoes to inner-city student athletes.

12 Nov

NFL LB Jonathan Goff donating shoes to inner-city student athletes.

Jonathan Goff donated shoes to inner-city student athletes that have a 3.0 gpa in Indianapolis! Big thanks to Jonathan Goff for helping launch this organization that aims to raise inner-city graduation rates by getting student athletes’ SHOE GAME on point!

Danny Granger Showing Support for Conseco Employees

1 Nov

Mike Wells (of the Indy Star) reports about Granger wanting to help the people most affected by the NBA lockout. 

Danny Granger Dunk

Danny Granger putting it down for Indy.

“Danny Granger, along with every other NBA player, isn’t getting paid during the lockout.

That’s not stopping Granger from sharing some of the near $11 million he made last season with some of the unfortunate Conseco Fieldhouse workers who aren’t getting paid because of the lockout.

Granger is the process of trying to arrange a dinner with the fieldhouse employees who are impacted financially because of the lockout. He also wants to put together a charity game where the proceeds can go to the workers.

Paul George, Brandon Rush, James Posey and Dahntay Jones want to help their teammate with the event, too.

People like the concession workers, stat people and ushers get paid by the game.

There have already been three preseason and three home games cancelled because of the lockout.

You’ve got to commend those players for trying to put something together because the perception around the country is that the billionaire owners and millionaire players are nothing but greedy.”

Shoe Game Update

30 Aug

Football players at Belmont HS in Los Angeles, CA prepare for the upcoming 2011 football season.

The Shoe Game Corporation made a trip to sunny California this past weekend to meet with wrestling coaches in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Looking to expand donations into other school districts, Los Angeles provides a good fit for the developing non-profit corporation.  Currently, there are less than 20 public schools in the Los Angeles City Section conference fielding wrestling programs this winter.  After meeting with a coach at Belmont High School, located in downtown LA, we are planning on providing wrestling shoes and/or training shoes for the student-athletes achieving over a 3.0 gpa.  The professional athletes that will be donating the shoes are various UFC fighters (to be revealed later) that have expressed interest in supporting not only youth wrestling, but also The Shoe Game Corporation’s mission.

In Indianapolis, forms are being turned in to participate in the 2011 Football donation cycle.  With various Indianapolis Public Schools currently restructuring, there has been a brief pause in the donation process but all coaches have assured their interest and excitement in participating with The Shoe Game.  Jonathan Goff, New York Giants LB, expressed his enthusiasm this week in being the first professional athlete participating in the program, stating that he is looking forward to providing for the student-athletes and believes that doing so will motivate them in the classroom and on the field.

Finally, The Shoe Game is also preparing to become involved with New Orleans Public Schools, coming into contact with media personnel and high school teachers in the city.  Looking forward to basketball season, The Shoe Game will be working to provide shoes in New Orleans as well as Indianapolis.

For more information about The Shoe Game Corporation, Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or email us at Hood@TheShoeGame.org.

New York Giants’ LB Partners With Non-Profit To Raise Graduation Rates in At-Risk Areas

8 Aug

Jonathan Goff, New York Giants Linebacker, is partnering with The Shoe Game Corporation, an Indianapolis-based non-profit organization, to provide cleats for student-athletes. Starting with the Indianapolis Public School district, Goff and the 501c3 organization are focusing their efforts to combat low graduation rates by providing incentives to student-athletes among inner-city schools. Student-athletes in the IPS district that have earned over a 3.0 grade point average will be eligible for free shoes and/or cleats to participate in the 2011 football season.

During the first donation cycle in the fall of 2011, Goff is providing cleats for over 20 inner-city athletes that have excelled in the classroom. Indianapolis’ Arlington High School Strength and Conditioning Coach Jerry Clark, believes that this type of effort will produce positive results amongst inner-city youths. “We are excited for the launch of this program, and believe in its intrinsic value to motivate student-athletes across our city“, stated Clark of Goff and The Shoe Game’s initiatives. Athletes from a variety of professional sports will be participating in the donation process in the future.

The Shoe Game is working in conjunction with professional athletes across the country in this unique program that encourages students to excel in the classroom as well as in their sport. IPS schools have been targeted for the program launch due to the percentage of low-income families and low graduation rates. The first donation cycle will involve student-athletes in the graduating years of 2012, 2013, and 2014, that also participate in their high school’s football program. Out of the ten IPS high schools, five will be fielding football teams in the fall of 2011. In the future, more cities and sports will be targeted for donations.

The Shoe Game Corporation was founded in 2009 in an effort to help increase low graduation rates in inner-city school districts. For more information about The Shoe Game, visit http://www.TheShoeGame.org or email Elliot.Hood@gmail.com.

Online Forms

25 Jul

Hey, just wanted to let everyone know that our forms for eligibility are underneath the ” Donation Forms” tab.  The document is a PDF, so all that has to be done is click in the boxes, fill out the form, and e-mail it back to Elliot.Hood@gmail.com with some contact info so we can follow-up with you.  Soon, we will have the photo release form so we can publish some of the guys with their new shoes!

The Shoe Game Corporation appreciates your support, and can’t wait to start branching out into other cities soon!

News Release

24 May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Indianapolis Non-Profit Partners With NFL Athletes

To Raise Graduation Rates in At-Risk Areas

May 23, 2011 / Indianapolis, IN – The Shoe Game Corporation is enabling the donation of shoes to deserving student-athletes from NFL players around the country. Starting with the Indianapolis Public School district, the 501c3 organization is focusing their efforts to combat low graduation rates by providing incentives to student-athletes among inner-city schools. Student-athletes in the IPS district that have earned over a 3.0 grade point average will be eligible for free shoes and/or cleats to participate in the 2011 football season.

The Shoe Game is working in conjunction with NFL athletes across the country in this unique program that encourages students to excel in the classroom as well as on the football field.  IPS schools have been targeted for the program launch due to the percentage of low-income families and low graduation rates. The first donation cycle will involve student-athletes in the graduating years of 2012, 2013, and 2014, that also participate in their high school’s football program.  Out of the ten IPS high schools, seven will be fielding football teams in the fall of 2011.

Athletes from a variety of NFL teams are participating in the donation process, and will be in attendance for an event that will be held June 10th 2011 in downtown Indianapolis. This event is an opportunity for IPS coaches, athletic directors, and potential donation recipients to learn more about The Shoe Game’s efforts.

The Shoe Game Corporation was founded in 2009 in an effort to help increase low graduation rates in inner-city school districts. For more information, visit http://www.TheShoeGame.org or email Elliot.Hood@gmail.com.

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