Youth receive Nike Air Maxes from Lee Baron

Mar. 27—Lee Baron, a longstanding pillar of the Huntsville community, stepped up to partner with the Boys & Girls Club to bring joy and support to local youth with the new Nike Air Max.

In a heartwarming initiative, Lee Baron has collaborated with the Boys & Girls Club of Walker County to gift 10 deserving children from the community with a complimentary pair of Nike Air Max sneakers. The event was held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Lee Baron's location at 1524 11th St.

"We are blessed to have a platform that enabled us to connect and make a positive impact on the community we serve, especially our youth," said AJ Jhangiani, owner at Lee Baron.

In addition to receiving the coveted sneakers, the children will also enjoy a delightful Happy Meal and engage in exciting activities facilitated by the Sam Houston State volleyball team.

One of the highlights of the event will be the opportunity for the children to craft their own official keychains inspired by the Nike Air Max mutant, the designated mutant for this year. This creative endeavor aims to spark imagination and foster a sense of pride in the community's rich culture and heritage.

"We are honored to partner with the Boys & Girls Club to bring smiles to the faces of these remarkable young individuals," said Jhangiani.

"This event embodies our commitment to giving back to the community that has supported us for generations. By joining forces with the Boys & Girls Club and engaging with local youth, we hope to strengthen community bonds and inspire positive change."

The collaboration between Lee Baron and the Boys & Girls Club underscores a shared dedication to nurturing the next generation and creating opportunities for them to thrive. Through initiatives like this, both organizations strive to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment among Huntsville's youth, paving the way for a brighter future for all.

Fabi Payton, founder, president and CEO of I Heart Bryan, attended the event.

"Giving back is part of their culture and that culture has circled back to sustain them for 32 years," Payton said. "When you impact youth, you strengthen community bonds and inspire positive change. It was an honor to be invited to see those initiatives in action."

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