During the Homecoming assembly, Terence Reilly, the Chief Marketing Officer of Crocs, donated a generous check to Fairview, in honor of the Croc Club’s efforts in bringing crocs back in style.
“We were inspired by the students who were inspired by us,” said Reilly. “It’s a whole circle of life kind of thing.”
Reilly is passionate about the company and its products and says that his favorite crocs are his furry Chewbacca Star Wars clogs.
Reilly said that he loves crocs “because they’re the most comfortable shoes on the planet, a brand known everywhere and they were founded right here in Boulder.”
Also intrigued by Croc’s products, Co-presidents of the Croc Club , Emma Kolbrener, Christine Schmiedeler and Dora Lyigun revived their old childhood passion for crocs while shopping at the Crocs store on Pearl Street.
The girls decided it would be fun to wear the crocs on the FHS colors on Fairview Fridays, and this idea later became the Crocs Club.
The girls wanted “to share [their] love for crocs around Fairview,” according to Schmiedeler.
“They’re the most comfortable things I’ve worn in my entire life,” Schmiedeler said.
“I like the jibbetz,” said Lyigun. “You can customize them [and] change the safety straps on some of them.”
The Croc Club sent Mr. Reilly an email informing him about their club.
Schmiedeler said they asked him “if it was possible for [Crocs] to do something for [Fairview], because of the kids who can’t afford crocs.”
In response, Crocs followed the club’s Facebook page and began donating to the school.
“They wanted to donate more and more, and then the [raffle] at the Homecoming assembly happened,” said Schmiedeler. “They’re just really excited to be a part of this and we’re just really excited to be a part of this.”
At the Homecoming assembly, the co-Presidents of the Croc club, Reilly and the fall sports teams captains were all sporting white crocs.
“[Crocs] had so much fun during Homecoming week,” said Reilly. “We just hope the contribution makes a difference to the school and continues to help students do amazing things academically, athletically, or artsy.”