By Brad Vivacqua
EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If you're a runner here in Central New York you've certainly had some great weather outside to keep putting in those miles. Still, we know that the colder temperatures are coming. But Fleet Feet Sports is offering an incentive to buy your cold weather running gear from them.
With every outerwear purchase made at the store this month, Fleet Feet will donate a new blanket to the Samaritan Center.
Organizers say support from the community has given the drive a great start.
"It's the season of giving so it's really important for us to do this for the community but also for customers to feel that connection as well. So, they have been very responsive to the idea and we're going to continue it through the rest of December in the hopes that we get a few more," said Rachel Vaughn, Fleet Feet public relations and marketing.
Fleet Feet Sports has partnered with the Samaritan Center the last two years by serving meals and holding a sneaker drive.
Purchases for this year's effort can be made at either the store on Bridge Street in East Syracuse or on Route 31 in Clay.