Marshall, Minn – (10/27/15) - Runnings “Ladies Night” generated $10,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer. The annual event, which was held on October 21st at twenty-eight Runnings stores, hosted thousands of customers for an evening of giveaways, product demonstrations and free samples. Customers purchased a designer tote and received a discount on whatever items fit inside. Runnings donated $1.00 from the sale of each bag to breast cancer affiliated organizations within each hosting store’s local area. Since it first started in 2010, “Ladies Night” has raised more than $40,000.
Stores involved in “Ladies Night” included: Minnesota: Marshall; Redwood Falls; Austin; Monticello; Hutchinson; New Ulm; Red Wing; Willmar; Montevideo; Benson; Worthington; Litchfield. South Dakota: Milbank; Mobridge; Watertown; Aberdeen; Huron; Pierre; Brookings; Rapid City. North Dakota: Bismarck; Carrington. Montana: Glendive. New York: Clay; Canandaigua; Rome; Gloversville. New Hampshire: Claremont. Sponsoring this year’s event was Travel Leaders of Apple Valley, Nutrena, Montana Silver and WonderWink Scrubs.
Runnings operates 39 stores in 6 states and employs more than 2,000 team members. Founded in 1947, Runnings is privately owned by the Dennis and Adele Reed Family. The company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise including clothing, tools, sporting goods, pet supplies, automotive, farm and ranch supplies, lawn and garden, hardware, power equipment, toys and more. In April, the company completed the second phase of an expansion to northeastern United States by opening stores in Clay, New York, and Claremont, New Hampshire. New stores in Canandaigua, Rome and Gloversville, New York, were included in the first phase of the expansion in 2014. For more information, visit www.runnings.com.