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Angela Hanson and her daughter, Emily Johnson — a freshman at The Dalles High School — display some of the donated shoes that have been dropped off at Pure Yoga in The Dalles as part of a program to provide new or lightly used running shoes to local athletes.

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‘Sole sharing’ to help high school runners

Running shoes don’t come cheap these days, and not every high school student has a budget that can cover the cost of new footwear. “I have started a shoe drive where we are asking for anyone with gently used, or new, running shoes laying around, to donate them to benefit the runners at the high school. The shoes we collect would benefit The Dalles High School cross country and track teams,” explained Angela Hanson, whose daughter, Emily Johnson, will be on the school’s cross country team this fall and the track team in the spring.

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