Reuse-A-Shoe Current Events

Events on the Tri-Cities Campus

The Tri-Cities campus has kicked off it’s second year Earth Day shoe collection competition on March 21st. The collection period ends on April 22nd. This year we have six schools competing.

I’ve also had two great invitations to promote the project. On April 8th I’ll be at our mall promoting Reuse-A-Shoe as an Earth Day activity. The mall is asking that each booth have an interactive project for kids. Nike has sent me a supply of Nike Grind and I’ll have the kids make their own tiny surface samples to take home.

The second opportunity comes in June at a local event to promote community service organizations. This will be showcasing the Reuse-A-Shoe as an Earth Day activity. One of the things I’ll be doing is hanging on to the shoes collected from the Earth Day competition and putting them into a big pile at this event and having a guess how many shoes are here contest. This should be a great way to visually show people how quickly shoes add up into a big volume.


Cougar Cave Grand Opening

The Cougar Cave at the WSU Children's Center was officially opened on April 22nd, 2004. The kids now enjoy their Nike Grind play surface as an alternative to outdoor playgrounds in the event of poor weather.

WSU is continuing the push for used athletic shoes to donate to the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program. If you are interested in supporting these efforts, contact Judi Dunn at or at 509-335-8094.


The Whitman County School District has been integral to the success of the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Program at WSU.

Jefferson Elementary School

Palouse Elementary School

Rosalia Elementary School

Sunnyside Elementary School


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