The folks at Fleet Feet sure know how to shake a tail feather!
Monday evening, Tim Dreiling, Fleet Feet owner, presented a $2500 donation to Women in Recovery Executive Senior Program Director Mimi Tarrasch. The donation represents the money raised from last November’s Turkey Trot race. The Turkey Trot race, which includes a 5K and one mile fun run, occurs the morning after Thanksgiving. It is known as a fun, family-friendly event that also serves as a great way to burn off that Thanksgiving dinner.While some people are stampeding to the stores on Black Friday, others are heading for the finish line.
Women In Recovery is an intensive outpatient alternative for eligible women facing long prison sentences for non-violent offenses. Women In Recovery works closely with the criminal justice system and various community partners to ensure participants receive supervision, substance abuse and mental health treatment, education, workforce readiness training and family reunification services. “Women In Recovery participants have volunteered at many of our races and it’s a wonderful opportunity to give back to this phenomenal program” says Tim Dreiling.
Tarrasch applauds Fleet Feet Sports’ support and points out that both WIR and Fleet Feet shared values in regard to physical activity, healthy lifestyles and long term health benefits. “They are champions in my book,” she says. “Fleet Feet often donates shoes to WIR with an understanding of the ongoing need for an item many take for granted. Programs like Women in Recovery need public support and having witnessed hundreds of Tulsans pound the pavement is another reminder of how much our community supports each other and we are so appreciative.”