Nike gives $50,000 to six Detroit community organizations

Posted at 6:36 AM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 08:40:19-05

Nike announced grant recipients for the Nike Community Impact Fund, an approach to local grant-making that fuels community organizations to get kids active as part of Made to Play.

NCIF engages Nike employees and store athletes who help select nonprofit organizations and schools in communities where they live and work.

The community store in Detroit awarded $50,000 in grants to six local nonprofits.

“From the beginning, community has been at the core of who Nike is and what we do. Our Nike Community Stores step up to the plate every day, and we’re proud to partner with nonprofit organizations in the communities where these stores are located through the Nike Community Impact Fund,” said Caitlin Morris, General Manager of Nike Community Impact.

The six organizations that received the grants are: The Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, Clark Park Coalition, Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, Kids Kicking Cancer, Inc., Special Olympics Michigan, Inc. and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.

For the Clubs, this year's NCIF grant will be used to expand their Healthy Habits program, which encourages young people to adopt a healthy diet by teaching them how to make healthier food and beverage choices.

“At Boys & Girls Clubs, we’re dedicated to cultivating a space where kids are safe and supported as they discover their talents and passions and grow into empowered adults,” said Shawn H. Wilson, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. "We are thrilled to serve even more kids with Nike’s support.”