April 24, 2013
Company foundation to also match New Balance associates' contributions
BOSTON - New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. has announced a $1 million donation to The One Fund Boston to aid those most affected by the tragic events that occurred at the Boston Marathon. With this donation New Balance's contribution is in support of the innocent victims of this tragedy, first responders and to its hometown.
The One Fund Boston was established by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Governor Deval Patrick, in response to the events at the Boston Marathon in order to swiftly support those directly impa cted. New Balance, which recently announced the construction of a new headquarters in Boston, will continue its more than century long connection to the city continuing to take pride in its history of supporting Boston, its residents, athletes and visitors.
In addition to this donation, the New Balance Foundation will match The One Fund Boston contributions by New Balance associates.
"The events at the Boston Marathon shook the streets of Boston but not the spirit of our city," said Anne Davis, Executive Vice President of Administration for New Balance. "In the aftermath of this tragedy and the remarkable scenes of heroism and bravery, we have never been more proud to be a part of the landscape of Boston. Our thoughts and prayers are today and always will be with the victims of this tragedy."
New Balance's donation to The One Fund Boston and associate match program represent efforts to quickly answer the call to action by city and state officials and stand together as one with Boston.
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