Lawrence students, athletes to benefit from New Balance donation
LAWRENCE — Public school teacher Joe Petrosino has known that Lawrence students are in need of many things. But it was never more clear than the day he watched high schoolers at football practice in flip flops.
It’s that type of scenario — he describes all too often as a physical education teacher and intramural sports coordinator — that inspires the type of work underway now.
Thanks to a relationship with the Play Ball Foundation and New Balance, 900 pairs of shoes and 1,300 pieces of apparel will be distributed among Lawrence youth athletes and others in the district.
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