Mizuno USA and Mizuno Canada To Support Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund
First, we appreciate the genuine concern shown by so many employees and friends related to the disaster that recently occurred in Japan. You should know that Mizuno Corporation has already committed 30 million Yen ( about US$375,000) as well as approximately 20,000 articles of clothing and footwear to disaster relief efforts.
In the wake of this horrific devastation that Japan has suffered throughout the past weeks, Mizuno USA and Mizuno Canada are also committed to help the relief efforts in addition to those already committed by Mizuno Corporation. We are still finalizing some of the logistics and details, but below is how both MUS and MCL are going to help our friends in Japan.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
1.) Internal Fund-raiser: Beginning, March 22nd, and through April 8, all MUS and MCL are encouraged to donate to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund. Bob White will follow up with more details on how to contribute to the Relief Fund, but the Mizuno Management Team has set an employee target goal of $15,000, of which MUS and MCL will add a matching donation, bringing the total target to $30,000. .
2.) Product Donation: All three divisions-Diamond, Golf, and Running-are pooling together Mizuno apparel and footwear products which will be sent directly to an organization that supports the Japan relief fund. This includes items such as any athletic apparel, apparel tops, rain suits, and running and volleyball shoes.
3.) eBay Auction: With the help of our Promotions Departments, Mizuno is going to make our special sports memorabilia available through an eBay auction. Items signed by our top Mizuno Brand Ambassadors will be placed into the auction for bidding. All proceeds will go directly into the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
Thank you for your support.