NEW YORK, April 17, 2020 — Champs Sports and Eastbay have joined forces at the intersection of sport and lifestyle to launch #NeverNotAnAthlete, inspiring today’s student-athletes to share how they are using sport to stay prepared, improve their skills and be creative during this unprecedented time. The initiative rallies consumers to share on social channels to support COVID-19 relief causes and a chance to earn gear for their high schools from Champs Sports and Eastbay.
“We wanted to galvanize student-athletes across the country to give back while doing what they love – playing sports,” says Jason Brown, Vice President of Marketing, Champs Sports and Eastbay. “#NeverNotAnAthlete is a reminder that even without sports as we’ve always known them, being an athlete never stops.”
Champs Sports and Eastbay will donate $1 – up to $25,000 – for every post from public accounts that includes the hashtags #ChampsXEastbay and #NeverNotAnAthlete. The funds will be donated to Athletes for Relief. Made up of more than 150 world-class athletes, Athletes for Relief raises money for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund.
In addition to the consumer giveback opportunity, high schools across the country will have the opportunity to win up to $10,000 in credit to purchase gear for their student-athletes from the Eastbay Team Sales Store. Schools can enter the contest by including a third hashtag in their social media post – one with #NeverNotAnAthlete, the other with #ChampsXEastbay and the last with their high school name followed by their mascot. The five high schools with the most posts at the end of the contest will be awarded store credit.
The initiative also features content from key gaming personalities including Jesser, Zack TTG and Jiedel on Champs Sports social channels, as well as top trainers and athletes who will be hosting virtual workouts weekly on Eastbay’s Instagram channels. The roster will include Chase Winovich, Santia Deck, Drew Hanlen, Ashley Guarrasi, Jamia Fields and more. For complete schedules, please visit Eastbay’s Instagram channels at @officialeastbay and @eastbaywomen.
For more details on #NeverNotAnAthlete, please visit ChampsXEastbay.com.