Nike Donates $5 Million To Obama Presidential Center

January 16, 2020
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January 16, 2020 Nick Engvall

Nike Donates $5 Million To Obama Presidential Center

“It wouldn’t be the Obama Presidential Center without a place to play some ball,” – Barack Obama

Nike recently announced a $5 million gift to the Obama Presidential Center planned for Chicago’s Jackson Park. The money, which will be given by the Nike Foundation, will go towards building a public athletic facility. According to Matthew Kish of Portland Business Journal, “The center is being designed as a public gathering spot. It will feature a 2-acre playground, jogging paths and a lawn for sledding. In addition to basketball, the athletic facility will be used for dance classes and other sports. It also will include space for the Obama Foundation, a museum, a building for public meetings and a formal library operated in partnership with the Chicago Public Library.”


Nick Engvall

Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.

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