JOINT PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Keena Miller
Contact: Ari Perez
FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
FLEET FEET DONATES RUNNING SHOES TO STUDENTS
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Austin, Texas – September 20, 2022 – The high-school cross-country team at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) is in for a real surprise today at track practice, when at 4:00 p.m., Ari Perez from Fleet Feet Austin delivers brand new running shoes the company has donated to the team.
While inspiring long-distance runners, the TSD team has been ill-equipped to compete among their peers. Some even determined to get the job done wearing their everyday school shoes or gym shoes.
With distances of two miles for girls, and three miles for boys, cross-country running can add obvious strain to any runner. But especially so if wearing the wrong pair of shoes.
TSD team coach, Joe Cardenas, knew he had to do something.
“Running in the right pair of shoes can prevent injuries and help to correct one’s running form,” he says.
Cardenas reached out to Fleet Feet Austin for help, and Perez was immediately onboard.
Also an avid runner himself who is very involved with the area running community, Perez appreciates coach looking out for his team.
“I compliment Coach Cardenas for reaching out to ensure his team is properly outfitted.
“Fleet Feet Austin wishes the best for the TSD Cross Country team and we’re humbled to highlight their commitment to the season.”
Cross-country season is underway, and runs through the end of October.
When TSD hits the course this Thursday for their first meet - with new, proper equipment - anything can be possible.
WHAT: New running shoes donated to Texas School for the Deaf cross-country track team, thanks to Fleet Feet Austin
WHEN: 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
WHERE: Seeger Gym
Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
ABOUT FLEET FEET AUSTIN
Fleet Feet Austin is an athletic footwear shop focused on outfitting runners, athletes and weekend warriors with their perfect pair of shoes. Their 3D-scanning FitID technology and dynamic pressure plate, alongside in-depth product knowledge, helps Fleet Feet Austin educate customers about their feet & movement patterns. All variables are taken into consideration in the pursuit of finding the perfect combination of shoes, socks, insoles and accessories for athletic needs.
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating Texas students who are deaf and hard of hearing since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about Texas School for the Deaf, visit: www.tsd.state.tx.us.