The Stampede are pleased to announce their support of the USA low point team Fundraising Drive. The goal is to collect sneakers to be re-purposed and recycled.
Executive Director for the Texas Stampede foundation James Gumbert said “ We are thrilled to be able to help find ways to support our athletes and help them off set cost to play on a national team”.
The ongoing campaign will begin immediately and provide opportunities for both athletes, families, friends, and fans to support the team.
For more information, please see the team announcement below.
Did you know you can generate tens of thousands of dollars a year simply by collecting and recycling used sneakers? That’s an eye-opener isn’t it? The mission of ProjectKix™️ is to financially support 100,000 disabled athletes in under five years through the repurposing of new or gently used sneakers.
ProjectKix™️ is more than just raising money. It's also about:
● A Green Initiative Project reducing our carbon footprint while creating a better world for
● Creating jobs in the USA and abroad.
● Providing affordable footwear to men, women and children where it is not otherwise
To achieve its fundraising goals, the United States Low Point Rugby Team has teamed up with ProjectKix™️ in support of this mission.
The United States Low Point Rugby Teams’ coaches and athletes would like to invite you to join in their fundraising efforts by running a Sneaker Drive. Every pair of usable sneakers you collect will provide the team and its athletes with the resources needed to compete, including wheelchairs, travel, lodging, equipment, and tournament fees, and most of all, the ability for families to travel and support the people they love.
Steps for a Sneaker Drive
1. Let’s pick a date, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help!
2. We provide the marketing materials including flyers, email and social copy.
3. We provide you with collection bags.
4. Bags are handed out during the sneaker drive asking for them to be returned to your
location by the end of your drive.
5. We will arrange all the shipping back to us.
6. We collaborate on social media and help bring awareness to your drive.
Please keep in mind when preparing to do your collection, we can only accept new and gently used sneakers for this program. Dry sneakers only please, no singles or mismatched pairs.
We look forward to working with you! The Project Kix Team
If you have questions, you can contact us directly at Info@projectkix.com or by calling our office at 561-382-6301
The Stampede finished the weekend in Houston 2-1 and taking the Texas Cup. A great big thank you to Heather Rennerfeldt for keeping us all together and keeping us rolling! Next up is the Texas hold'em invitational in Las Vegas Nevada. Stay tuned for live webcast information.
What a day in Houston! The Stampede takes the court for the first time with Frenchman Sebastien Verdin in the Houston Texas Cup.
In game one:
Verdin, quickly learning the Texas system, was a great compliment to Stampede member Alex Pabon. As the two shared in the scoring role, both players also caused plenty of turnovers for the opposing side.
While trying to get on the same page, Texas was down by as many as five goals. The Stampede battled back to tie the score in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. In the final seconds of the game, Houston looking to score and go up by one, run out of time on the shot clock leaving five seconds on the game clock. Texas quickly inbounds the ball to Pabon streaking down the court and he sees a breaking Verdin going towards the goal. With a quick and precise bump, Verdin is able to catch and score as time expires to finish with the win!!
In game two:
Texas quickly jumped out to a three point lead over Houston. Then after a few bad bounces the Stampede we're down by two for a majority of the game. Verdin and Pabon continued to learn each other's way on the court however the Stampede just could cut the deficit and lost the afternoon match by two.
Tomorrow the Stampede finish the weekend with the last game at 12:30p. Stayed tuned!