OVER 500 NIKE EMPLOYEES SAY 'RUN BILL, RUN!'
BEAVERTON, Ore., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by NIKE Inc. (NYSE: NKE; PSE). Our checks are in the mail. From employees in 16 different NIKE offices throughout the United States. For a total contribution from NIKE and its employees of $4,452.63. To the White House. For the jogging track. "Of course the world's number-one sports and fitness company would rally around the cause," said NIKE President Richard Donahue. "Our employees applaud the president's dedication to personal fitness, and their checks will go a long way toward building the track at the White House." While employees throughout America often take advantage of corporate matching fund programs, this time NIKE employees returned the favor. Individual contributions are limited to $1,000 and NIKE Inc. pledged $1,000 late last week. That was just the spark this grassroots effort needed. NIKE's voice mail and electronic mail systems were humming with creative ways to up the ante. The net result is a sizeable donation, and plenty of encouragement for Clinton's running. Here's a sampling of pledge form notes: "See Bill run. Run Bill, run." "Three cheers for the Just Do It spirit of the staff member who gave the order to tear up the South Lawn driveway!" "While running circles around the White House, don't forget -- There Is No Finish Line." Just Do It, Mr. President. -0- 3/5/93 /CONTACT: Keith Peters of NIKE Public Relations, 503-671-3732/ (NKE)
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|Date:||Mar 5, 1993|
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