SANDY, Utah (Wednesday, October 19, 2011) – Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing shoes to millions of people around the world, has teamed with Real Salt Lake, Comcast and Halogen TV (seen in Salt Lake City on Comcast channel 231) to collect 20,000 shoes in Salt Lake City for residents in need. From now until December 31, new and gently-used shoes will be collected at various locations throughout the Wasatch Front and at several Comcast Service Centers (Comcast will receive shoes until October 31st).
To help kick off the drive, Real Salt Lake will host a drop-off location at this Saturday’s regular season finale against the Portland Timbers, with donations begin accepted at the Comcast booth in the Carnival Real pre-game festival on the stadium’s East Lawn from 5:00-7:30 p.m. MT. Kickoff for Saturday’s Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Molding Box, is set for 7:00 p.m., and tickets for the contest are still available and can be purchased online at www.RealSaltLake.com, over the phone at 801-727-2700, or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on gameday.
Other drop-off locations for the Soles4Souls Shoe Drive across the Salt Lake area include:
- Comcast Miller Office: 1350 E Miller Avenue in Salt Lake City, UT
- Comcast West Valley City Cable Store: 4650 S. 3740 West in West Valley City, UT
- Comcast Park City Cable Store: 1890 Bonanza Drive, Suite 101 in Park City, UT
- Comcast Tooele Cable Store: 134 W. 1180 North, Suite 6 in Tooele, UT
- Comcast Logan Cable Store: 1034 W. RSI Drive in Logan, UT
- Comcast Layton Cable Store: 752 N. Marshall Way in Layton, UT
- Comcast Lindon Cable Store: 542 W. 400 South in Lindon, UT
- Fashion Place Mall: 6191 State Street in Murray, UT
- Trolley Square: 367 Trolley Square in Salt Lake City, UT
To get a full listing, visit Shoes4SLC.com.
At a later date in mid-November, 1,000 pairs of new shoes will be distributed amongst Salt Lake City charities that include: The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake; Communidades Unidas; Centro De La Familia; The Road Home; and Peace House.
Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away more than 16 million pairs of new and refurbished shoes worldwide. An estimated 300 million children throughout the world are without shoes.
About Comcast Cable
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About Halogen TV
Halogen features reality-based series, specials, documentaries and films. Our 24-hour schedule highlights humanitarian, eco-entertainment and pop-culture programming supported by an aggressive online, mobile and social media strategy. Halogen inspires viewers to make a difference in their community and the world. Halogen TV – Be The Change.
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org, www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope4souls.org for more information.
About Real Salt Lake
In July of 2004, Utah native and sports business visionary Dave Checketts announced that the dream of bringing world-class soccer to the great state of Utah had come to fruition, as Major League Soccer’s 12th franchise – later known as Real Salt Lake – was born. The mission was simple: create an internationally-recognized soccer brand, one which would become the flagship franchise of a growing North American sport. Real Salt Lake quickly established itself as a leader in its community, a developer of young soccer talent on the field and one of Major League Soccer’s business leaders.
As it continues to grow on and off the field, Real Salt Lake has shown its Championship pedigree, capturing its first MLS Cup title on Nov. 22, 2009, by defeating the LA Galaxy at Seattle’s Qwest Field, and in February of 2010 garnering the Salt Lake Chamber’s prestigious “President’s Award” for excellence in small business. Real Salt Lake continued to reach new heights by setting numerous club and MLS records in regular season action during the 2010 campaign while also setting new league standards in international play, becoming the first MLS team to win its Group Stage in the CONCACAF Champions League in October 2010. RSL continued its unprecedented CCL run in early 2011 by becoming the first MLS team to win both its Quarterfinal and Semifinal Round series in the competition before falling just short of the crown, losing 2-3 on aggregate to Mexican soccer giant Monterrey in the Finals in April.