On July 28th, many employees in downtown Indianapolis are trading their dress shoes for sneakers to participate in our inaugural 2011 Citywide Sneaker Day. The event kicked off when members of the Back on My Feet Indianapolis teams joined with our Sneaker Day sponsors, participating businesses, and new friends for a 1-mile run along the Downtown Canal. It was a great summer morning for a 1-mile run to watch the sunrise in downtown Indianapolis.
Thanks to all those who came out to run for this special event. We love having such a large circle of friends! (Like our newest friends from Wisconsin, who are guests at the Marriott and learned about the event from a flier in the hotel). We are thrilled about the success of our inaugural Sneaker Day- thanks to you all!
Closing circle after the 1-mile run along the Downtown Canal.
This run was especially meaningful for our teams, as it was the same route as our launch run back on March 8th. Our members that were part of the inaugural team are four months into their journey and have achieved many major milestones including completing financial literacy and job readiness training classes, running a half-marathon, and now beginning the stage of preparing to interview for jobs with our incredible job partners. Keep it up Team HVAF and Team Progress House!
BoMF Indy Staff with the GM's and BoMF Board Members from Marriott Downtown and JW Marriott, Phil Ray and Scott Blalock. Scott is looking good in his tie and sneakers!
JW Marriott Crew! Thanks so much for coming out and supporting BoMF Indy!
We want to say a huge thank you to our Sneaker Day sponsors: Accenture, Finish Line, and Greater Indianapolis Hotel & Lodging Association.
Thank you to all of the local businesses that participated in Sneaker Day, including: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, American College of Sports Medicine, Apparatus, Baker & Daniels, Brown & Brown, CSO Architects, Delta Faucet, Embassy Suites Hotel, Endurance IT, Inc., Gilchrist & Soames, Hilton Downtown, Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association, Indianapolis Downtown, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, John H. Boner Community Center, JW Marriott, Monarch Charitable Foundation, National Panhellenic Conference, Pro Trans International, Sigma Kappa Sorority, and 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.
Didn’t find your company on the list of those who participated? No fear! We will be having another Sneaker Day in November! Contact Lindsey to sign up!
If you are out and about in downtown Indianapolis today, be on the lookout for suits and sneakers!