Midtown Athletic Club of Bannockburn, 2211 Waukegan Rd., is helping to give shoes a second life. For the entire month of August, Midtown will offer a $10 coupon for their pro shop to anyone who drops off their slightly worn athletic, tennis, basketball or running shoes. All shoes will be donated to Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program.
Reuse-a-Shoe works to transform old shoes into brand new sports surfaces. Each shoe is deconstructed and broken down to create a material called Nike Grind. With the donation of more than 28,000 shoes since its start in 1990, the material has made countless courts, turfs and tracks.
"Athletic shoes need to be replaced often," says Midtown General Manager Randy Doty. "Nike's program encourages people to recycle something to really turn trash into treasure."
Both members and non-members are asked to donate shoes inside the Pro Shop. For more information contact Holly Harris at 847-945-1818.