Friday, August 19, 2016


UTSA student group The Movement and Nike partner for tennis shoe drive

The Movement

Share this Story

(Oct. 6, 2011) -- The Movement, a UTSA student organization, has partnered with Nike to promote sustainability and recycling of old tennis shoes. Movement member Michael Adames created the plan and worked diligently to secure the partnership with Nike.

The Movement and Nike hope to collect 500 used, unwanted athletic shoes to support a Nike recycling program. The shoes will be taken apart and re-used to create new surfaces for sport courts around the nation. Adames also work with the UTSA Recreation Center to set up shoe collection bins at the facility.

Campus Rec and The Movement also will collect shoes at the fourth annual Rowdy Rec 5K Run on Oct. 23. UTSA community members are encouraged to register for the race and bring their old athletic shoes to recycle. The Movement will collect the shoes until late November.

For more information and to get involved in this and other initiatives, visit The Movement website or email

Visit The Movement on Facebook.



UTSA's Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA's Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA's Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

Connect with UTSA News


Related Links

Back to Top

©2018 The University of Texas at San Antonio  | One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249 | Information 210-458-4011

Produced by University Communications and Marketing