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Rhodes spearheading shoe bailout

Posted by Chris Brown on July 7, 2009 – 1:20 pm

Bills RB Dominic Rhodes is doing what he can to take the burden off those less fortunate families preparing already to outfit their kids for the upcoming school year.

His ‘Rhodes to Success’ Foundation is beginning the Great Shoe Bailout initiative on July 10th where Rhodes will be giving away 600 Champs Sports gift cards to kids for the purchase of new shoes for school.

“My own childhood story as a kid in a single family home where my mom could not afford new shoes for me and my siblings to go back to school left an undeniable impression upon me,” states Rhodes. “Now that I am in a position to be a ‘Giver’, I believe it is my duty to bless other children. In some small way, I hope I am assisting families during these tough economic times helping to take one less purchase off of their shoulders. I look forward to having other companies, community leaders and pro athletes to partner with me in Dallas and Buffalo with the hopes of adding more cities in 2010.”

This Friday Rhodes will be giving away 200 gift cards in Hampton, VA with other stops planned for his native Dallas and Buffalo over the next few months. For more information on the initiative you can go to Dominic’s website.


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