Celebrating 50 years of Beamon

by George Pierce on July 16, 2019

In July 2018, Bob Beamon celebrated his 50-year Olympic long jump record at the Southside Occupational Academy in Chicago, IL where he donated 120 pairs of Beamon BB50 track/running shoes to all students. Beamon’s brother was a medaled Special Olympic athlete.

Each student received a custom fitting by Pierce™ Footwear and put the shoes to work on the floor hockey team that went to the Youth Games. The team of 15 headed to Canada with their coach, Melissa Garritano, May 13-17 for the first time ever in quest for floor hockey gold!

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