This year’s NFL draft is giving football fans an opportunity to help keep Americans fit.
Roar Athletic Performance, makers of VKTRY sports insoles, has teamed up with PHIT America, an educational and advocacy campaign that’s created a movement for a fit and healthy America, to auction off a 10-foot-long, one-of-a-kind vinyl banner signed by 164 players eligible for the 2016 draft.
Athletes who attended the recent NFL Scouting Combine had the chance to stop by VKTRY’s booth and autograph the banner next to their photos. The banner is being auctioned now through 8 p.m. EDT on April 28 — the same day as the draft — and will benefit PHIT America.
PHIT America works to implement school programs to fight the inactivity pandemic in the U.S. and create more active, healthy kids, according to the organization. Proceeds raised from the auction will go toward distributing GO! grants to help bring physical education to school districts. To place a bid, click on to eBay.
VKTRY sports gear was created by Matt Arciuolo, a certified pedorthist working on the USA Olympic bobsled team. His patented orthotic design offers greater explosiveness and helps reduce the chance of foot and lower-leg injury. The insoles, all made in the U.S., are designed for use in all sports requiring demanding ground force.