Nike Opens First Factory Store in Kansas
April 24, 2006
Kansas City, KS (24 April, 2006) – NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE - News) today announced the official opening of its Nike Factory Store at The Legends at Village West in Kansas City, KS.
"Nike is very proud to open our newest Factory Store at the Legends at Village West Outlet mall. This center attracts a great cross section of consumers from surrounding areas. In return, we're able to create full-and part-time jobs and, through our community involvement, provide support to kids in the Kansas City area," said Ed Stair, Nike Factory Store General Manager.
To celebrate the grand opening, Nike awarded a $5,000 cash and product grant to the Wyandotte County Boys & Girls Club. The donation is a part of NikeGO, Nike's signature U.S. community affairs initiative aimed at getting kids more physically active. David Smith, President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City attended the grand opening ceremony and accepted the donation on behalf of the club.
"We are very excited to have Nike joining us in Wyandotte County. The Boys & Girls Clubs have a strong relationship with Nike and share our vision of healthy, active children. We are honored to benefit from this grand opening and we look forward to many opportunities to partner together to benefit the youth and families in Wyandotte County," said Smith.
The more than 15,000 square foot retail outlet will employ 40 full-and part-time staff. The store is located at 1803 Village West Pkwy in Kansas City, KS.
About NikeGO NikeGO is Nike's signature U.S. community affairs initiative and the company's long-term commitment to getting kids more physically active. The program's mission is to increase physical activity in youth, offering them the support and motivation to become physically active, stay healthy and have fun. In its most recent fiscal year, Nike contributed more than $10.5 million in cash and products and served more than 150,000 kids across the U.S. through its programs and partnerships Visit www.nikego.com for additional information.
About NIKE, Inc. NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, USA is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Bauer NIKE Hockey Inc., a leading designer and distributor of hockey equipment; Cole Haan® a leading designer and marketer of luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Exeter Brands Group LLC, which designs and markets athletic footwear and apparel for the value retail channel.