Fleet Feet Sacramento to Donate $10,000 to CK McClatchy Track Remodel

The owners of Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento have announced they are donating $10,000 from their after school running program, Project Fit, to the track remodel project at CK McClatchy.

When CKM announced the new all-weather track would be constructed this year, the Fleet Feet Sports ownership team contacted Restore The Roar. The Sweeneys and the Robinsons, the owners of the J Street store, then met with the Restore The Roar board and learned that lighting and equipment were not included by the city’s remodel budget. That cinched their decision to donate to the track project.

“The new CKM track is going to be a crown jewel of the community‚ÄĚ, Dusty Robinson says. “We are thrilled to support it and hope this inspires other companies to do the same as there is still a lot of need.”

Project Fit was a free after school running program started by Jan and Pat Sweeney about 10 years ago to support youth running. It supported over a dozen after school running clubs, provided running shoes to underserved school kids, and paid for race entry fees for underserved students wanting to run in area races. With the Sweeneys now retired, their son being a graduate of CKM, and other organizations now operating several youth running programs, they discussed it with the Robinsons and they all agreed this donation was a perfect fit.

The donation will be presented to Restore The Roar and to McClatchy’s Athletic Department on Thursday evening¬†September 28 at 5:30 p.m. before the start of back to school night.

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