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Nike has just announced its partnership with the Obama Foundation. A partnership that including $5 million from the Nike Foundation that will build an athletic facility in the new Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.
The facility will have the public athletic facility, a museum, a forum for public meeting and programming and a library in connection with the Chicago Public Library.
Jorge Casimiro, Nike’s Chief Social & Community Impact Officer and also Nike Foundation President said in a statement, “Our belief in the power of sport to transform lives is why we work with organizations like the Obama Foundation — because whether it’s on a global scale or at the grassroots level, we’ve seen what’s possible when sport brings us together.”
Casimiro continued, “Just like with sports, partnering with others helps us up our game. It’s about listening, learning and understanding how we can truly best serve a community. It’s about coming together with common purpose to amplify our collective capacity for impact.”
Nike Foundation and @ObamaFoundation have teamed up to build a new home court in #Chicago.
The recreation facility at the Obama Presidential Center will empower young people and build community through sports. #JustDoIt https://t.co/gxoVACHU5L pic.twitter.com/6xBAbpnFj1
— Nike (@Nike) January 14, 2020