toms style your soul event


​At First Friday on August 5th, Doug’s Sports in Hood River held a TOMS “Style Your Sole” event. For each pair of TOMS shoes sold that evening, customers could choose a local artist to paint on their shoes, creating a truly “one of a kind” pair of TOMS. Local artists who donated their time included Mark Nillson, Camille Hinman, Peggy Ohlson, Chloë Hight, Cohen Olmstead and Josh Blanchette.

​Doug’s chose Columbia Gorge Arts in Education to receive a portion of the proceeds to support our mission to bring arts programming into local schools. The event raised $270 and John Melesko, the new owner of Doug’s Sports, donated an additional $250 for a grand total of $520. The donation will be put into our “Wish List” fund for teachers. The event was a huge success, thanks to John, Lori Duffy and the team at Doug’s very generous (and creative!) support!

​TOMS is a shoe company that matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. For more information, visit the TOMS website.