Make a Difference Day

***MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND PRIVATE EVENT***

MORE THAN 1,500 STUDENTS TO RECEIVE NEW SHOES FROM GOODIE TWO SHOES FOUNDATION

On national Make a Difference Day, the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation will give away more than 1,500 pairs of new shoes, socks, t-shirts and backpacks full of school supplies and lunch to 1,000 After-School All-Star Las Vegas students and 500 youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson.

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks.  The organization was founded in 2003 by retired San Diego Charger NFL player, Tony Berti, and his wife, Nikki.  The organization has donated more than 20,000 pairs of shoes since its inception.

For more information on the organization, visit www.goodietwoshoes.org.

Please note the giveaway is offered to invited students only and is not open to the public.

 WHEN:           Saturday, October 22, 2011
                             8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
                            (Students will arrive by bus in groups throughout the day.)                                                                                                                                                     

WHERE:        The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

About After-School All-Stars Las Vegas
After-School All-Stars Las Vegas provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to participate in free after-school and summer programs that focus on academics, athletics and cultural enrichment.  Local programs include tutoring, homework help, language and literacy skills, arts and crafts, dance, music, computers, chess, creative writing, soccer, swimming, cooking and media – just to name a few.   Since its inception, After-School All-Stars has positively affected the lives of more than 100,000 Southern Nevada youth.  Today, there are more than 6,000 youth from 15 different schools participating in the program. For more information, visit www.asaslv.org or call (702)-770-7601.

Contact:
Karry Rathje, (702) 234-5305, karry@ffwpr.com
Selina Melancon, (702) 234-6681, selina@ffwpr.com