Summit Sports & VOA Michigan Team Up For 2011 'Lift Ticket to Warmth' Coat Drive

Sporting goods retailer and nonprofit partner to collect and distribute winter jackets to Detroit and Lansing area residents
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Nov. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- Summit Sports Inc., a Bloomfield Hills-based ski, snowboard and outdoor recreation and sports retailer, today announced it is partnering with Volunteers of America – Michigan on a coat drive to provide winter jackets for children and adults this season through a new partnership called “Lift Ticket to Warmth.”

Continuing until December 31, Summit Sports will accept donations of gently used or new adult- and children-sized winter jackets at its four Summit Sports stores (Brighton, Keego Harbor, Lansing and Rochester) as well as Don Thomas Sporthaus (Birmingham) in Michigan. Volunteers of America – Michigan will distribute the jackets to families in need across metro Detroit and Lansing.

“So many people go without an appropriate coat in the winter and it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Steve Kopitz, President and CEO of Summit Sports, Inc. “Summit Sports is in a position to help bridge the divide. Our partnership with Volunteers of America – Michigan to collect and distribute quality winter jackets will go a long way in helping to keep people warm this winter.”
Additionally, at all five stores, anyone donating a jacket will receive $25 off of current year, non-sale jacket, or $10 off the purchase of a current year, non-sale pair of snow pants. No purchase is necessary to donate. Limit one coupon per jacket/pant per purchase.

“Volunteers of America is very excited to be part of ‘Lift Ticket to Warmth and working with Summit Sports,’” said Erica Medvinsky, Community Engagement Coordinator at Volunteers of America – Michigan. “Each generous donation acquired through this program translates into one more person who won’t have to be cold this winter. Each donation makes a personal impact.”

To learn more about the donation program or to find out how to get a jacket, please call or come into a Summit Sports location, or call Volunteers of America – Michigan at 248-945-0101.

Summit Sports-Brighton
8180 Grand River
(810) 227-6877

Summit Sports-East Lansing
2650 Grand River Avenue
(517) 332-4000

Summit Sports-Keego Harbor
2867 Orchard Lake Road
(248) 738-4444

Summit Sports-Rochester Hills
1390 Walton Blvd
(248) 650-5300

Don Thomas Sporthaus-Birmingham
690 Old Woodward
(248) 220-1999

About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps over 2 million people in over 400 communities. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.

About Summit Sports, Inc.
Known for providing customers with quality equipment and service and an unparalleled commitment to outdoor fun, Summit Sports has multi-category sporting goods shops in Brighton, Keego Harbor, Lansing, and Rochester Hills, Mich. The company also operates Don Thomas Sporthaus (The Sporthaus), a dedicated ski shop, in Birmingham, Michigan and nearly 11 e-commerce sites such as and

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