JackRabbit and Olympia Sports Partner to Donate Supplies to Healthcare Workers Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
April 29, 2020
Denver, Colorado – JackRabbit and Olympia Sports announced they have partnered with key sports brands in the running and athletic industry to gather and deliver donations to medical workers who are on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brand partners who generously contributed donations are Asics, Feetures, GU, HOKA ONE ONE, Honey Stinger, Medterra CBD, Puma, Reebok, Saucony and Under Armour.
The brands donated running shoes, athletic apparel, athletic socks and sports nutrition. JackRabbit and Olympia Sports’ distribution teams collated and distributed the donations to select hospitals located close to JackRabbit and Olympia Sports stores in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
“At JackRabbit and Olympia Sports, the local communities where our stores are located have always been our key focus,” said Pat Jacobs, VP of Marketing and Digital Operations at JackRabbit and Olympia Sports. “We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with our incredible brand partners to help support the frontline medical workers in our communities during these unprecedented times. Thanks to our fulfillment teams, store associate and brand partners we are proudly outfitting over 900 COVID-19 response workers with new shoes, apparel, and nutrition to help get them through the long and stressful hours they are working.”
The hospitals who have received donations of shoes, athletic apparel and nutrition are:
- Denver Health, Colorado
- Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Massachusetts
- Overlook Medical Center, New Jersey
- New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, New York
- Woodhull Medical Center, New York
he COVID response and support teams at each hospital have been overwhelmingly thankful and gracious of the support. In the current environment, having extra shoes and apparel affords them the opportunity of not having to transport clothes back and forth, as well as keeping them comfortable and supported during long shift work.
ABOUT JACKRABBIT AND OLYMPIA SPORTS
JackRabbit and Olympia Sports are owned by CriticalPoint Capital, a private investment firm based in Manhattan Beach, CA. Both omnichannel retailers, JackRabbit operates fifty-nine specialty running stores and Olympia Sports seventy-five sports stores alongside their two online businesses at JackRabbit.com and OlympiaSports.net.
Pat Jacobs, VP of Marketing and Digital Operations: [email protected]