Foot Locker is a leading global athletic retailer, with some 3,464 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, SIX:02, Footaction, Champs Sports, Runners Point and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its Web-based sales channels, the company is the number-one seller of name-brand athletic footwear in the United States. For the 2014 fiscal year, the company posted sales of roughly $6.5 billion and employed about 43,500 workers worldwide.
Foot Locker conducts its philanthropy mainly through the Foot Locker Foundation, which the company established in 2001 with the mission to promote a better world for today’s youth through support for educational initiatives and programs that encourage health and well-being through physical activity.
To that end, the foundation launched the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program in 2011. The program awards up to 20 scholarships of $20,000 each to students who demonstrate academic excellence and strong leadership skills in sports and within their local communities.
The foundation also has a long-standing partnership with the United Negro College Fund, for which Foot Locker raises money through its On Our Feet initiative. The annual event has raised millions of dollars for UNCF scholarships over the years, benefiting more than 700 individual students.
In addition, the foundation supports a number of national charitable groups, including the American Cancer Society, Fred Jordan Missions and the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. And the company encourages its customers to give to charity through the in-store promotion of local charitable groups and fundraising events.
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