Future Focus Media Co-op and OSDlive.com will sponsor the “SOLEcial Studies Back-to-School Buy, Sell & Trade Sneaker Event” on Saturday, August 17th from 1-6 p.m. at Crompton Place, located at 138 Green Street, Worcester, MA, in the eclectic Canal District. All proceeds will benefit the rebuilding of Stone Soup, a local community resource center.
This is the first time such an event will take place in Worcester, bringing people who love sneakers a/k/a/ sneakerheads together, in a party atmosphere to buy, sell and trade sneakers with other sneaker aficionados (people that collect, obsess and show their passion for sneakers from all the top, well-known brands such Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma and New Balance, to name a few).
SOLEcial Studies, the educational footprint of OSDlive.com, aims to educate youths using sneakers as a platform to learn about STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It has been hailed as, “A great way to encourage kids to stay in school, find what they’re passionate about and to work collaboratively,” said Donkor Minors, a public school teacher in Boston.
Sneakerheads will be able to “kick it” in a party atmosphere with other sneaker aficionados while jamming to music spun by one of the areas’ premiere DJs and sneaker connoisseur…DJ E Dubble (JAMN 94.5 FM).
Admission to the event is $5 dollars and the cost to purchase a vendor table to display sneakers, clothing or accessories is $20.
All of the money raised from the event will go towards rebuilding Stone Soup Artist Activist Collective and Community Resource Center (www.stonesoupworcester.org), located at 4 King Street, Worcester, MA, that suffered a horrific fire in March 2009.
“Stone Soup was not just a home for me, but also a door of opportunities and a splendid place to network. Its foundation was built off of different groups with one focus to serve the community by working together,” said Patricia Feraud, 16, a Stone Soup member.
Raffle tickets will be available with prizes including various Nike, Adidas and Air Jordan sneakers along with gift certificates to local area businesses.