Point 2 Priorities Program
ABOUT THE POINT 2 PRIORITIES PROGRAM
As a small business, Point 2 cares about giving back to the community where we live. In the Fall of 2016, we launched the Point 2 Priorities Program. With this program, any local nonprofit, charity, community partner, school, etc. are invited to share about their upcoming needs. We want to creatively find opportunities that the Point 2 runners and community can raise awareness, contribute funds, and give back to programs. We run together to reach goals. Let’s make it a goal to better our community together.
If you would like more information on how to get involved or have an idea, email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org!
PENINSULA RESCUE MISSION $5 5K
June 10, 2019
Almost $600 was raised for the Peninsula Rescue Mission at our 4th $5 5k! PRM is a faith-based emergency shelter for men in downtown Newport News, which offers an overcomer’s program, camps, and other assistance to those in need.
FEAR 2 FREEDOM $5 5K
May 6, 2019
Our summer $5 5k series kicked off at Nest Kitchen & Taphouse with Fear 2 Freedom! Over $500 was raised for this non-profit! Fear 2 Freedom’s mission is to help “restore hope and dignity to survivors of sexual assault while empowering students and communities to combat sexual violence.” The organization’s most successful program is its Aftercare Kit program, which provides clothing, toiletries, and resource information to survivors. The money raised this night is enough to assemble 17 kits!
Self Defense Class for Women
March 7, 2019
Point 2 held its 2nd self-defense class for women, raising $140 from sign-up donations, which went to Transitions Family Violence Services in Hampton! Thank you to Kat Walzak for coming out again to help empower women in our community!
Girls on the Run $5 5K
February 11, 2019
Point 2 held its 2nd $5 5k at Nest Kitchen & Taphouse! The fun run raised over $400 for Girls on the Run – Hampton Roads, a local non-profit where over 100 schools participate in. The organization is dedicated to “creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.”
Shoe Donation for Girls on the Run (GOTR)
November 27, 2018
Point 2 donated 20 pairs of kids shoes, valued at over $1,200, to GOTR. The organization is a non-profit that supports and empowers young girls, encouraging them to dream and reach their goals.
$5 5K with Students Run the Streets (SRTS)
November 27, 2018
Point 2 teamed up with SRTS for its inaugural $5 5k which took place on ‘Giving Tuesday.’ To participate, each runner had to donate $5. 100% of all proceeds went to SRTS, which totaled almost $600! SRTS is a non-profit organization that supports middle and high school students in a free, after-school running program.
SELF DEFENSE CLASS FOR WOMEN
October 25, 2018
We want women to feel empowered and free to go for a run or simply just go about their daily lives. Therefore, we wanted to offer a resource for the women in our local community. A self-defense class was the obvious choice! Kat Walzak, a self-defense and martial arts coach, came out to instruct this free class. Kat is an experienced Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Submission Wrestling and Krav Maga coach. We look forward to offering more classes like this in the future!
2ND ANNUAL FALL FASHION SHOW
October 18, 2018
We’re excited that the Bra-ha-ha returned as our special guest for our 2nd Annual Fall Fashion Show! We were able to raise over $600 for them during this event! The Bra-ha-ha is a local nonprofit organization that provides free mammograms for women in need.
FIGHT TO THE KORE
September 29, 2018
Point 2 attended the 3rd Annual “Fight to the Kore” event in Suffolk to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was held to raise awareness, promote health and fitness, and offer educational workshops.
PLOGGING AT GRANDVIEW
September 22, 2018
Plogging is a recent trend that originated in Sweden, where runners jog and pick up litter. Point 2 staff and friends took to the beach at Grandview to do just that; cleaning up trash and litter throughout this beautiful area of Hampton.
We partnered with Thrive Peninsula, a non-profit organization that assists families in need on the Virginia Peninsula. Throughout the month of May, we collected over 200 shoes to donate to the organization. The shoes were then given to Funds2org, which further donated the shoes to developing countries to create micro-enterprises. Additionally, they gave Thrive a donation per pound to further the work they are doing. We also donated $3 for every Point 2 casual shirt sold during our anniversary weekend, raising over $100 for the organization.
Sandy Bottom Nature Park Trail Clean up
September 28, 2017
We had a large group of Point 2 staff, runners, Navy men and women, and more come out to volunteer for a trail clean up at SBNP! We helped mark trails, clean up trash, and plant flower bed to a park that we cherish and love. Thanks to all who participated!
Hurricane Harvey Relief
We collected monetary funds for the American Red Cross to give to Hurricane Harvey victims in September 2017. Together we were able to raise $324.00 for those affected by the hurricane. These donations were sent through our local American Red Cross to provide food, shelter, clothing, and other relief items. Thanks to our amazing donors!!
Link Shoe Drive
In July 2017, we teamed up with Flat-Out Events and donated over 2,000 shoes to Link of Hampton Roads, the Peninsula’s largest homeless shelter. Link was able to give the shoes out to those in need and our community really came together to give back to this organization!
Girls on the Run Community Drive Event
April 24, 2017
We set goals… and YOU helped us reach them! A HUGE thank you to everyone that braved the weather and helped us fundraise for GOTR Hampton Roads and hang out with HOKA!
We capped the night out raising $650 with a goal of $400!
This allowed us to provide a GOTR Hampton Roads team with team swag and two pairs of shoes for girls who could not afford them. Thanks for being an awesome community–together we can make a difference!
EVENT DETAILS: Girls on the Run Community Drive Event
April 24, 2017
Join us for a special group run–a Point 2 Priorities event with HOKA ONE ONE and Girls On the Run (GOTR)! We will be collecting cash donations for our local GOTR community scholarship fund. See details below.
- Get a raffle ticket for each $5 you donate (ex. $15 = 3 raffle tickets)
- Donate $20 and relieve a 31 bag from GOTR (a $75 value)
- Raffle prizes include HOKA shoes, Point 2 gift cards, race entries, and more!
- When we reach $200 in donations, Point 2 will provide one of the GOTR teams with swag!
- At $400 in donations, Point 2 will additionally provide 2 pairs of shoes to each girl on the team!
Help us reach our goal! Arrive early to talk with GOTR about getting involved and to demo HOKA shoes including the Bondi 5, Clifton 3, and the all new Arahi.
To learn more about GOTR, go to www.gotrshr.com.
SUPPLY THE SCHOOLS WEEK
During this event, we collected over 175 school supply items that were donated to both Heritage and Huntington School!
EVENT DETAILS: SUPPLY THE SCHOOLS WEEK
It’s SUPPLY THE SCHOOLS week at Point 2 Running! What on Earth does that mean? Well, each quarter Point 2 would like to make it priority to give back to our local area. This Fall, we will be collecting school supplies for Huntington Middle School and Heritage High School! Each of these schools have worked hard with Flat Out Events to create the “Students Run the Streets” program- a running mentorship for students (To see more info, check out www.facebook.com/studentsrunthestreets/).
We want to give back! Join us for the week of November 14th-19th in collecting needed items below:
- Colored pencils
- Glue sticks
- Hole punchers
- Electric pencil sharpener
- Poster board
**high priority item
In return, at each group run for this week (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday) we will be raffling off special prizes and giving goodies to anyone who donates two items!! Help us make our community a priority, by joining with Point 2 to give back.
Details of the week:
Monday, Nov 14th:
Pub Run with Newton Running! Donate school items, try on some Newtons, and be entered in to win a raffle for a prize at the end of the run.
Wednesday, Nov 16th:
Run with Flat Out Events at Traditions Brewery. Bring in school items and be entered to win a race entry for 2017!
Saturday, Nov. 19th:
Anyone who donates TWO items will receive a pair of Experia socks! Afterwards, enjoy a free runner’s education clinic with Tidewater at the Point 2 store. You won’t want to miss out!