On Saturday, July 24, Wilson Racquet Sports will be partnering with Los Angeles tennis specialty store, The Racket Doctor, to offer tennis consumers the opportunity to trade in their current tennis shoes from any brand and purchase new Wilson tennis shoes at half the retail price. As a part of this very special day, professional tennis player and Wilson athlete, Taylor Dent, will be appearing at The Racket Doctor to celebrate the store’s 40 year anniversary and to sign autographs for his fans. Dent has been ranked as high as #21 in the world and recently broke the Wimbledon tournament record with a serve of 148 miles per hour.
“Soles4Souls makes such a difference in the lives of so many and has really helped us to ensure we stay true to our core values. Health and wellness is important not only for our feet and body but also for our environment. Wilson and The Racket Doctor are happy to be pairing up to contribute to this cause,” said Claire Ortiz, Global Business Director of Apparel & Footwear at Wilson Racquet Sports. “As the number #1 global brand in tennis and leader in performance tennis products, we are excited to help people around the world and truly make a difference.”
Soles4Souls and Wilson Racquet Sports will be collecting your gently worn tennis footwear or monetary contributions to ship to people in need, whether they are victims of natural disasters or subject to living in extreme poverty. It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in their closets. The charity can use each and every one of these pairs to make a tangible difference in someone’s life.
“Wilson Racquet Sports is a terrific partner and we are excited they are offering customers a great way to get involved in our mission,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “Their efforts will benefit many people in need and we are proud to have their support,” he said.
For more information, please contact The Racket Doctor, 3214 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90039, 323-663-6601, www.racketdoctor.com