Employees of one of the worlds largest brands and manufacturers of shoes, clothing and accessories are coming to Aquidneck Island to give back.

On Thursday, September 14th, employees from adidas will be coming to the Newport County YMCA to donate sports equipment and their time training Y staff. The relationship came from Steven Noble, whose son Ewan, was introduced to the Y through volunteering. On September 14th, a group of 10 adidas employees will have a meeting in Newport and as part of their day, they wanted to organize a community give back event.

“At adidas, our core belief is that through sport we have the power to change lives. Collaborating with the YMCA for this social purpose event will provide an opportunity for us to live and breathe that belief. After the positive experience, my son had volunteered with the Y, we knew they would be the perfect organization to partner with,” said Steven Noble, Sales Director-East of adidas in a news release.

The schedule for the day includes training sessions in soccer, basketball and leadership, a soccer scrimmage with Y staff and adidas staff, fun on the Y’s Outdoor Adventure Center and more. adidas will also be gifting the Y sporting equipment such as soccer balls, cones and youth kits.

“The Newport County YMCA was touched (that) adidas chose us as their charity of choice in Newport County. The equipment they gift the Y, as well as the training experience, will go far ensuring the Y reach our mission of healthy well-being, social responsibility and youth development,” said Mike Miller, CEO of Newport County YMCA in the release.

For more information on the Newport County YMCA, visit www.newportcountyymca.org.