SoCal High Schools Vying for $100K From Active Ride Shop
Earlier this month in celebration of Back To School, Active Ride Shop announced its commitment of $100,000 cash to four Southern California high schools to help support school athletics. With less than two weeks left to enter for a chance to win, students, sports teams and even bus loads of kids from area high schools are pouring into Active Ride Shops across the state. Votes will be collected through Sept. 3 with the top schools in each of four regions winning $25,000 for their school sports program.
Thousands of votes have already come in, but there’s still plenty of time to get in on the action. Schools like West Covina High School have sent busloads of students into the West Covina store. Don Lugo High School in Chino announced the contest at their football game last Friday night every quarter throughout the game encouraging students to visit the Chino store and vote. Schools throughout the state that are just going back to school have been encouraging participation in the hopes that a $25,000 influx can help refresh uniforms, equipment, facilities and transportation for their sports teams.
The contest is divided into four regions: Los Angeles County (Santa Monica, El Segundo, Long Beach, Downey, Burbank), Inland Empire (Temecula, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Riverside, Redlands, Chino Hills, Chino, Menifee), San Gabriel Valley/Santa Clarita Valley/Ventura County/Kern County (West Covina, San Dimas, Bakersfield, Valencia, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks), Orange County/North County (Aliso Viejo, Orange, Irvine, Brea, Tustin, Escondido)
Active Ride Shop conceived the giveaway in an effort to give back to the communities in which it serves. School budgets are stretched thin and athletics programs often bear the brunt of funding cuts and are faced with filling the gap with fundraising. The Active 4 Schools campaign aims to help alleviate some of this budget shortfall for four schools.
“Based in Southern California, we know schools are underfunded and it’s important to Active that we help our communities with funding for youth programs,” said Active President Jenner Heller. “Kids are passionate about the activities they participate in and we want to do our part in enabling them to live an Active lifestyle.”
Active has long been committed to giving back to the communities it serves. Last year alone, the brand raised more than $125,000 for local schools, after school programs, sports teams and various charities through its Perfect Pair sock program.
For complete details, visit www.activerideshop.com or stop into their local store. #Active4Schools
ABOUT ACTIVE RIDE SHOP
Established in 1989, Active Ride Shop maintains its position among the top retailers and ecommerce businesses in the action sports industry. Active Ride Shop has 25 retail locations throughout Southern California and a growing ecommerce business. Active Ride Shop sponsors the most elite skateboarders and snowboarders in the world, and is proud of its offering of the new emerging brands and the latest trends in the industry. For more information about Active Ride Shop visit www.activerideshop.com.