|BlackToe Running Announces
"Toronto Runs on Coffee"
BlackToe Running teams up with New Balance Canada, Quantum Coffee and Coffee Public to support local social enterprise, Good Foot Delivery!
Running, Toronto’s premiere independent run specialty shop, has teamed up with global
athletic brand, New Balance, and two of Toronto’s best coffee shops, Quantum
Coffee & Coffee Public to support Good Foot Delivery. A social enterprise and registered local
charity, Good Foot Delivery provides support and employment opportunities for those
with developmental disabilities.
October 7th until Sunday, October 16th, staff at local Toronto independent
coffee shops will be wearing and selling “Toronto Runs on Coffee” T-shirts for $40.00. All proceeds will be donated to Good Foot
will be training a team of Good Foot Delivery employees that have signed up to
run the 5 km race at the Toronto race weekend on October 15 & 16. All Good Foot Delivery runners and top
baristas at participating coffee shops will be outfitted in New Balance
“It is our
belief that everyone should have the opportunity to know the joys of running,”
states Mike Anderson, co-owner of BlackToe Running. “With all the challenges
people with developmental disabilities face in life, their physical fitness
often takes a back seat. This is our way of raising awareness and helping a few
awesome people run their first race!”
“We are very proud to be working with BlackToe
Running to support this initiative with Good Foot Delivery,” states Jon Purdy,
Sr. Marketing Manager of New Balance Canada.
“New Balance is committed to producing high quality footwear and apparel
for athletes of all ages and abilities.
The dedication and commitment of this group of athletes is nothing short
Delivery will also be offering a virtual pop-up shop where consumers can buy
coffee beans from Quantum Coffee and have them delivered to your home or office
by a Good Foot Delivery courier. 100% of
the delivery fee will go to the courier.
||Good Foot provides a personalized point-to-point delivery service on foot and public transit creating employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. We are a social enterprise and registered charity. By supporting Good Foot you are supporting an environmentally friendly delivery service and helping members of your community get a foothold on independence.
||Quantum Coffee - Quantum is a destination for quality coffee. Nestled in the heart of 460 King Street West, we exist to do things differently and create experiences where technology, passion and purpose come together. We offer a thoughtful and curated selection of single-origin beans from some of the best coffee producers across the globe.
||Our main goal at Coffee Public is to bring fresh, locally roasted coffee and high quality, sustainable food options to the communities we serve. Come see us at one of our two locations. We think you'll love us.
||New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales/ Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 5,000 associates around the globe, and in 2015 reported worldwide sales of $3.72 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com
||BlackToe Running is Toronto's independent run specialty store located at King & Bathurst. We offer top quality brands, expert advice and a new home for Toronto's running community through our training programs and drop-in runs for people of all abilities.