INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This December, Indianapolis-based headwear retailer LIDS® is supporting Make-A-Wish's wish-granting efforts across LIDS' nearly 1,300 retail stores. Through December 31, guests may make a donation via in-store collection containers and at checkout. All donations collected throughout the month will help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
"We count among our customers some of the most passionate and spirited people anywhere: sports fans. It is with great joy that we help guide some of that passion toward a well-deserving cause this holiday season," said Ken Kocher, president of LIDS Sports Group. "With the help of our amazing customers, we hope to help Make-A-Wish bring a little joy into the lives of the children and families it serves."
Through LIDS Foundation, the philanthropic support arm of LIDS Sports Group, the headwear brand regularly supports nonprofits such as Make-A-Wish, that aim to improve the lives of young people in the communities in which LIDS Sports Group operates.
For more information on LIDS' charitable efforts thorough LIDS Foundation, please visit www.lidsfoundation.org.
About LIDS Foundation
The LIDS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the philanthropic support arm of LIDS Sports Group. The Foundation works to engage young people in the communities where LIDS Sports Group operates to become active in sports-related activities that promote healthy lifestyles as well as leadership and growth opportunities. It accomplishes its mission primarily through offering resources – be it in the manner of time, expertise, funds, or materials – to nonprofit organizations with goals and values that align with those of the LIDS Foundation. To find out more about the LIDS Foundation, visit www.lidsfoundation.org.
ABOUT LIDS SPORTS GROUP
The LIDS Sports Group, operating within Hat World Inc., is comprised of the LIDS retail headwear stores, the Locker Room by LIDS specialty fan retail chain, the LIDS Clubhouse retail stores, the LIDS Team Sports wholesale team sports business, and the Internet businesses www.lids.com, www.lidsclubhouse.com, www.lidsteamsports.com and www.lids.ca. Operating out of Indianapolis, Indiana, the retail businesses make up more than 1,300 mall-based, airport, street level and factory outlet locations nationwide, and in Canada and Puerto Rico. LIDS retail stores offer officially licensed and branded headwear of collegiate teams, major professional sports teams, as well as other specialty fashion categories in the latest styles and colors. Locker Room by LIDS is a mall-based retailer of sports headwear, apparel, accessories, and novelties which also operates under the Sports Fan-Attic and Sports Avenue retail concepts. Most LIDS and Locker Room by LIDS stores also offer custom embroidery capability. LIDS Clubhouse operates team-specific professional sports and university athletics retail stores and e-commerce sites. LIDS Team Sports is a full-service team uniform and apparel dealer, custom screen printer, embroidery and sporting goods distributor. Hat World Inc. is a subsidiary of Genesco Inc.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.
SOURCE LIDS Foundation