As a company, we invest at least 5% of our pre-tax earnings to support nonprofit organizations – and though we support a wide variety of causes, we focus our efforts on three areas: Sharing Smiles, Growing Smiles, and Hero Smiles. Click here to read more about each.
On our Day of Smiles, three of our service projects were focused on “Sharing Smiles” by supporting family wellness and fitness. Read on to learn about how our team spent their day!
Best of the Batch Foundation
Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
An event that the city looks forward to every year is Pittsburgh Marathon weekend. Throughout the event, more than 30,000 people of all ages and physical activity levels hit the pavement as participants in everything from 50-yard Tot Trot, to the 1 mile Kids’ Marathon to the 26.2-mile full marathon. The fun kicked off at the runner’s expo, where our team of volunteers helped runners to get registered.
Girls on the Run
We also had volunteers travel to Oakland to help the Girls on the Run staff prepare for their upcoming 5K race. This program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We annually make a donation to help provide scholarships for low-income students to participate in this life-changing program.
Check out our other blogs in this series to learn about our community projects for Growing Smiles and Hero Smiles.