Bring Old Sneakers to School
In celebration of Earth Week this week, SCUSD is teaming up with Nike and Atlas Disposal and Recycling to participate in the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Challenge. At locations throughout the district, students, parents and teachers can donate used athletic shoes to be recycled into new sports and playground surfaces. Each year, Nike collects used athletic shoes and processes them into three high-quality Nike Grind materials ready to be put back in the game for track surfaces, playground surfacing, cushioning for basketball and tennis courts and even new Nike products. Nike also donates materials for rebuilding school athletic courts both in the US and throughout the rest of the world. The SCUSD school that collects the most shoes will be given a cash award of $500 and will be recognized at an upcoming Sacramento City Council meeting.