Kids & Pros received a $5,000 grant from the Finish Line Foundation this summer, as part of their funding to support healthy lifestyle efforts. The grant will support Kids & Pros camps and clinics in the Southeast.
In addition, locally the Finish Line Youth Foundation also donated a $1000 shopping spree to Kids & Pros to support their efforts in working with the Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL). This shopping spree gave 10 deserving youth (participating in the Atlanta PAL program) the opportunity to use $100 store credit each to purchase athletic shoes and socks. After meeting certain goals within the PAL program, each child received a gift card to purchase a pair of athletic shoes up to $100 in price. Kids & Pros Founders, Buddy and Dawn Curry, along with APD officer Richard Light and APD Officer Scott Jergler, members of PAL, shopped with the children at the Finish Line at Mall of Georgia in Buford. Buddy and Dawn Curry also provided each child with a pair of socks to go along with their shoes. Store Manager, Larry Miller along with other store employees provided a little guidance in selecting just the perfect pair of shoes for each child!
“We are thrilled to have such great partners in the Finish Line Youth Foundation,” said Buddy Curry. The Finish Line Youth Foundation is a sponsor of Kids & Pros Camp Equip, a free football and basketball camp held each June at Grady High School for inner city youth age 7 – 13 from Atlanta area Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, PAL, and other youth organizations. “We appreciate the opportunity to provide the children from the PAL program with shoes that will help them continue to develop and lead an active lifestyle.”
Kids & Pros, Inc. is a non-profit organization, started in 2002 by former Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry in order to teach character and skills through athletics. Through its unique football experience and combination of athletics and wellness education, the organization now provides weekly youth football camps, clinics and football safety training across the Southeast. Kids & Pros is an official LICENSED PARTNER OF HEADS UP FOOTBALLSM For more information on Kids & Pros, Inc., please log onto our website at www.kidsandpros.com , follow us on twitter @kidsandpros, or connect with us on Facebook at Kids & Pros, Inc.
The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live, work and play. They accomplish this by being good stewards of the funds they receive and by supporting youth programs that are effective and inclusive. The Finish Line Youth Foundation financially supports opportunities for participation in youth programs that place an importance on youth development and an active lifestyle.