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It’s the season of giving back. The Finish Line Youth Foundation partnered with the Finish Line Boys & Girls Club a couple weeks ago to host their first Holiday Bash to spread joy for the Club kids and families on the far eastside of Indianapolis. At the Holiday Bash, the families enjoyed dinner, games, face painting, cookie decorating and more throughout the Club and everyone received a gift.

In the weeks leading up to the Bash, employees donated essential household items including laundry detergent, hand soap, toothpaste and much more to create family baskets for the parents and guardians to take home when they picked up their Club kid.

A few days before, the Youth Foundation turned the Hoosier Dome conference room into Santa’s Workshop where employees helped wrap presents. Over two days, employees wrapped 200 gifts as well as 100 family baskets.

Finally, the evening of the Holiday Bash arrived! We stocked the cafeteria with all the presents and family baskets ready to surprise the families.

After revealing the gifts for the kids and families, we had one more surprise for the teenagers – Nike gym bags filled with all the essentials including a Finish Line gift card.

“Getting the opportunity to see the club members and their families light up throughout the night was amazing,” said Matt Poske, vice president of real estate and store operations. “It warmed my daughter’s and my heart to help spread some holiday joy to others.”

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From 11/24 to 12/24, Finish Line will bring you the best holiday deals for the latest sneaker styles. We will feature those staple sneakers, trendy sneakers and even the sneakers you may never think to buy, but always wanted to try. Make sure to check back with us daily, because you don’t want to miss out!

December 24th:

Get a $10 Winner’s Circle Bonus Reward with the purchase of any Women’s adidas Swift Run. One day only.

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It’s the best time of year to get you and yours the freshest style and we have everything you’ll need to keep the holiday spirit shining.✨Whether you’re going off a wish list or want to surprise someone with the latest, here are some of our favorites to help you out while you shop.🛍

Women’s Nike Air VaporMax

Women’s adidas UltraBoost 4.0

Women’s Champion Reverse Weave Crew Sweatshirt 

Women’s adidas NMD XR1

Women’s Nike Air VaporMax MOC

Can’t get enough? Check out Stocking Stuffers and Gifts Under $50 on our Gift Guide at FinishLine.com. Can’t decide? Just grab a giftcard and send it their way. 📬 You pick the card, they get the heat.

 

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Get the gifts the kids want and need this season. 🎁 More and more releases are on deck for kids with a couple exclusive hits that are a must cop for their rotation. With all of the different types of sneakers there has to be a balance for casual kicks, performance kicks, and some boot season essentials. Save yourself some time and check out the list that we’ve got prepped. 📝 Major heat 🔥 for little feet is the theme here so take a look at  Top Boys’ Gifts and Top Girls’ Gifts.

Nike Iridescent Pack

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Nike VaporMax CS

Air Jordan XXXII

Nike Woodside Chukka 2

Nike LunarForce 1 Duckboot

Can’t get enough? Check out Stocking Stuffers and Gifts Under $50 on our Gift Guide at FinishLine.com. Can’t decide? Just grab a giftcard and send it their way. 📬 You pick the card, they get the heat.

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Best Men's Gift Ideas 2017

‘Tis the season for turn ups and gift giving. 🎁 With all the dope releases surrounding the holiday season, it can be hard to narrow down the best of the best items for your gift list or even your own personal wish list. 📝  Don’t trip because we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our Top Men’s Gifts.

Men’s UltraBoost 4.0

UltraBoost 4.0

Fresher than the first snow of the season. The UltraBoost 4.0 has arrived right on time for the holidays. The first to come is the one of the fan favorite colorways from the UltraBoost 1.0 with the all white upper and black Continental rubber outsole. No better way to get #boosted than with these.

NIKExNBA Air Force 1 

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Swoosh it up this NBA season with the best that from the NIKExNBA collection. Get the right kicks to rock with all of your Nike team gear.

Nike VaporMax Moc

Big on big. The VaporMax Moc is definitely a rotation essential. From triple black to multicolor, it’s got the style and color for any look this season.

Jordan Retro 6 ‘Black/University Blue’

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The Retro 6 is always a classic and while this colorway is a nod to the GOAT in his UNC days, this is also a great colorway for winter. Layer up and finish off the ‘fit.

Jordan Gatorade Be like Mike Collection

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‘Be Like Mike’ becomes more than a mantra with the celebration of the Jordan Gatorade Collection. It has been 26 years since that partnership started but the influence still lives on. Gear up in Gatorade to fuel your winter style.

Nike Manoadome 

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Boot season is among us. The Manoadome in ‘Light Bone’ is street ready and one of the cleanest boots from Nike Sportswear this season.

Timberland 6 Inch Wheat

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Can’t mention boot season without the original yellow boot. Waterproof and ready for whatever mother nature throws your way. These are the perfect dependable boots to keep in your collection.

Can’t get enough? Check out Stocking Stuffers and Gifts Under $50 on our Gift Guide at FinishLine.com. Can’t decide? Just grab a giftcard and send it their way. 📬 You pick the card, they get the heat.

 

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Every week we highlight the best Jordans on #JordanFridays and now you can peep the best adidas Boost pics on Wednesdays. If you think you’re sick with the camera and love your adidas Boost then make sure you snap a pic and tag us and use the #boosted hashtag. Each week we will highlight some of the dopest images on social media and show some social love to the boost fanatics out there. If you want to see your pic on the blog then grab your camera and snap a 🔥 pic and tag #boosted and check the blog each week. Get through hump day with a little social media glory.

By: Sara McInerney

Daina is a lifelong Special Olympics athlete from Wisconsin. She started competing at eight-years-old and has an accomplished snowboarding career including six World Games medals and three X Games medals.

The Finish Line team first met Daina at our Annual Meeting in April where she spoke in front of the entire company. During the 2017 ESPY’s in July, Daina, alongside other athletes and Michelle Obama, presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver. In September, she was awarded the Youth Foundation’s inaugural Inspire Award for her incredible impact inside and outside the Special Olympics movement.

We are honored to welcome Daina as our spokeswoman for the 2017 in-store and online holiday drive where Finish Line will collect donations for our Special Olympics partnership. Read on and get to know her more!

Sara: First things first, we’ve got to know, what’s your favorite sneaker?

Daina: My glacier blue VaporMax Flyknits – from Finish Line of course!

S: Tell us a little more about your childhood.

D: I had a lot of difficulties in school. Elementary was easy, but middle and high school I got bullied a lot. Special Olympics was my escape from all the treatment at school. My parents and Special Olympics are my life line.

S: What was the start of your Special Olympics career like?

D: I started when I was eight-years-old with cross country skiing. After practice, I would take my skis and go up and down this hill, kind of like snowboarding. That’s how I knew I needed to switch sports and once I did, I fell in love with snowboarding.

S: I know you have many, but tell us a gold medal moment you’ll never forget.

D: The one that stands out the most is from the World Games in Austria earlier this year. I laid down my fastest run on the super giant slalom beating both male and female competitors. I was so nervous and shaking, but once I got in the gate, that all went away.

Watch her gold medal run here! 

SCHLADMING,AUSTRIA,21.MAR.17 – SPECIAL OLYMPICS, SNOWBOARDING – World Winter Games, intermediate and advanced, giant slalom. Image shows the rejoicing of Daina Shilts (USA). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Christopher Kelemen

S: Why is it important for you to spread the message of Special Olympics?

D: Every athlete has their story. Some have health or their family life, I have bullying. I spread the word to stop bullying and use of the R word. Special Olympics changed my life. Without it or my parents, I’m not sure I would be here today.

S: At Finish Line, we support a community called #WeAreMore which is all about celebrating women that lead different lifestyles, fashion choices and careers. How do you relate to this community?

D: I’m much more than an athlete. At my core I’m a very enthusiastic and bubbly girl. I consider myself a great friend. I’m an aunt to more kids than I can count. I do a lot of inspirational speaking. I volunteer. I am so much more than my titles or labels.

S: Speaking of #WeAreMore, we know you’re good friends with Hannah Teter. Tell us more about that relationship.

D: Hannah definitely fits the #WeAreMore community. She is the only girl of all boys in her family and so headstrong. She definitely dresses the way she wants which I think is so cool! She’s a professional snowboarder, global messenger for Special Olympics and an idol of mine. We’ve been friends since 2013 and she treats me just like anyone else. Together, we have five Unified snowboard medals.

S: Why are you excited to partner with the Finish Line Youth Foundation for the holiday drive?

D: I am pumped because I love sneakers and athletic wear so I know the brand well and everyone who I have met from the company are amazing people. And Finish Line is the best because they support Special Olympics! Can’t wait to help spread unstoppable joy!

Every week we highlight the best Jordans on #JordanFridays and now you can peep the best adidas Boost pics on Wednesdays. If you think you’re sick with the camera and love your adidas Boost then make sure you snap a pic and tag us and use the #boosted hashtag. Each week we will highlight some of the dopest images on social media and show some social love to the boost fanatics out there. If you want to see your pic on the blog then grab your camera and snap a 🔥 pic and tag #boosted and check the blog each week. Get through hump day with a little social media glory.

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