Heelys, Inc., (NASDAQ:HLYS) manufacturer of Heelys(R) skate shoes, announced that it will donate $15,000 worth of shoes to Buckner International, a global Christian ministry based in Dallas.
Heelys will provide Buckner International with 232 pairs of its MegaWatt model in a wide variety of sizes, for distribution to orphans, vulnerable children and families.
Heelys has been a regular donor to Buckner International, having sent them more than $100,000 worth of product over the past two years.
"Heelys is a proud ongoing partner with Buckner International in its mission of restoration and healing," said Rick Groesch, the chief commercial officer for Heelys, Inc. "Putting shoes on the feet of so many in need is a simple but powerful ministry. What we are really excited about is not only the opportunity to supply the much needed shoes but also allow the kids to have fun when the wheels are in place."
Buckner International annually serves more than 400,000 people in more than 60 countries around the world. Established in 1879 as the Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas, Buckner International restores and heals children, families and senior adults.
Heelys are shoes that roll -- one of a kind, powerful, lightweight athletic shoes that feature a single wheel housed in the heel. Athletes of all skill levels can walk, run or roll at any moment. With the wheel removed, Heelys are fashionable street shoes.
Heelys, Inc. is a company founded on innovation. It designs, markets and distributes its action sports-oriented products to the youth market under the Heelys(R) brand. The company's primary product, Heelys wheeled footwear, is a patented dual-purpose skate shoe that incorporates a stealth removable wheel in the heel. Its new product, Heelys HX2, uses two wheels for better balance and control, making it ideal for younger users. Heelys' third offering, Nano, ramps up the Heelys experience by giving skaters a board that links into the patented Heelys shoe bracket. This allows them to skate farther, faster and longer than ever before. Instructional videos on how to get started can be found at http://www.Heelys.com/.
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