Last week, Kum & Go CEO and BGCCI board member, Tanner Krause, stopped by our E.T. Meredith Jr. Club with a donation of 50 pairs of their new, custom-branded sneakers, the Ampersand1. Tanner spent the afternoon with our teens testing out these new shoes on the basketball court.
“When we decided to take our Kum & Go merchandise to the next level with the Ampersand1’s, we wanted our shoes to go to people who would wear and appreciate them,” said Kum & Go CEO Tanner Krause. “Given our years-long partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs, it made sense to engage their members. These kids are doing their part both in school and out of school to stay on track academically. We wanted to reward their hard work by bringing them custom sneakers. Seeing the kids’ reactions to the sneakers was an absolute joy.”
The Ampersand1 sneakers are the latest addition to the limited-edition merch drops from Kum & Go. The white leather shoe was created with Garrixon, a Philadelphia-based footwear designer and manufacturer, while the shoe boxes were designed by local artist Kevin Ha.