Category Archives: Impact Gives Back

Join us in making an IMPACT on our community!

And the Winner is…..

Close to 300,000 children in need that will receive new shoes thanks to TOMS and all the people who pledged “One Day Without Shoes”!

What a way to kick off the official start of IMPACT GIVES BACK by having everyone going barefoot.  There was no greater feeling for the gym than seeing that first mom and kiddo come in Thursday morning with no shoes and to know we have families that will join us in bringing awareness to our community.  And I know there was no greater feeling for all the kids than to actually have permission to leave their shoes in the car;) THANK YOU!

We had nearly 100 of our great customers come in barefoot and another 35 post to Instagram.  This will become an annual event for the gym and we hope to make even a bigger impact next year!

As a thank you from both TOMS and Impact Sports Center, we held a drawing for those of you who came into the gym barefooted and who tagged #withoutshoes and #impactgivesback.  Winners will have until May 30th to claim their prize by coming to the gym.

The winners are:

Free Chipotle Burrito, Bowl or Salad

Aly Pennino, Ava Sanchez, Cora Bernhardt, Emily Chaddock, Faith.Hope.Freedom (Instagram), Finn Tomek, Gabi Franklin, Julie Lozano, Nolan Taylor, & Sylvia Mahlow.

Free Big Kids Hangout Admission

Rebecca Peters

Free Parents Night Out Admission

Sasha Friemoth

TOMS T-shirt

Aelsa (Instagram), Amanda Chaddock

TOMS Backpack

Lela Bowles

1 Pair of TOMS Shoes

Lola Smart


If you know of outreach events such as this, please let us know by leaving a comment.  While we cannot commit to support all the worthy causes, Impact Gives Back would love to hear of all the great work organizations are doing!

Impact Gives Back #WITHOUTSHOES


Just another day in the office for Mr. Shane…

Impact Sports Center have given back to the Lodi community in countless ways (mostly unseen).   With the goal to inspire our families to effect change, we will be starting our “Impact Gives Back” Outreach.  What better way to kick it off than by just kicking off our shoes?  Impact will be joining the Tom’s Tribe and going “One Day Without Shoes”.  We ask you to do the same!

By pledging to go a day without shoes, we are bringing awareness to what children in poverty have to go through everyday.  Something as simple as wearing shoes is taken for granted by many, but  if shoes were provided, it would help prevent diseases, such as Podoconiosis, as well as increase school attendance.

What can you do? 

  • From now until May 21st, take a picture of your bare feet and post to Instagram.
  • Make sure to #withoutshoes & #impactgivesback and tag your friends to challenge them to do the same.
  • Tom’s Shoes has committed donating 1 pair of shoes to a child in need (up to 1 million pairs) for every post.
  • Every person that walks through Impact on May 21st with no shoes will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes that include  a new pair of Tom’s.

With so many opportunities to give back, unfortunately we can’t participate in all of them.  However, with the initiatives that “Impact Gives Back” chooss to support, we hope that we inspire our young kiddos that despite their age and size, they too can make a difference!

 Thought of the Day

“You can’t live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
John Wooden