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Finish Line to provide shoes to local Special Olympics basketball team

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

Finish Line and the Finish Line Youth Foundation are giving back to the community. 

Members of Special Olympics Indiana’s DeKalb County basketball team will be gifted new shoes for the upcoming USA Games at a special event this Thursday.  

Employees at the Glenbrook Square Mall Finish Line store will greet the team beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and provide them new, matching shoes as part of the company’s nationwide “Sneaks for Seattle” campaign.  

Through the philanthropic Finish Line Youth Foundation, Special Olympics global partner Finish Line is bringing teams together by providing shoes and equipment to athletes around the nation who are training for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, Indiana’s DeKalb County basketball team among them.  

"In celebration of these athlete's journey to the national stage, Finish Line Youth Foundation is proud to support them with the latest and greatest sneakers,” said Marty Posch, the foundation’s president.  

The select group of athletes are among the those who are preparing to represent Indiana at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle this coming July. Learn more about “Team Indiana” and the USA Games by visiting www.soindiana.org/team-indiana-usa-games.  

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