Hey Lids fans! We here at Lids wanted to take a moment and highlight an organization near and dear to our hearts, The Lids Foundation. A charity started by Lids Sports Group, The Lids Foundation focuses on improving the lives of young people in the communities we serve. Every year we help a handful on non-profit organizations and events that support healthy and active lifestyle programs! We are pretty lucky to have employees that get involved by volunteering and giving back consistently! We recently had our first 5k, The Mad Hatter 5K to help raise money for the Lids Foundation!
All the organizations the Lids Foundation helps comes from employee suggestions! They bring attention to organizations that need our help and a partnership grows from there. So let’s get excited! How do you get involved? Easy!Our largest event and grant is our Tip the Hat Award which awards grants to 5 organizations-which supports healthy and active lifestyle programs. The 2017 Tip The Hat Award is taking applications now until November 13, 2016. You can find out all the rules and information to applying at our website, LIDSFoundation.org. Currently, the Lids Foundation has raised over $25k for #LIDSFoundationMonth!
We want to keep the momentum going! September has been our official #LIDSFoundationMonth, and the Lids team has been working hard fundraising at our stores and by hosting special events. September is almost over, but the Lids Foundation has a full calendar of events coming up and we want more people involved! Come to our next event, The Celebrity Bowling Classic, October 10th. Robert Mathis, George Hill and others are joining in to help give back to over 500 inner city kids by providing toys and gifts for Christmas this year! You get to bowl with a former NFL pro-bowler, and kids in need get a chance to have an awesome Christmas this year!