Paul Mitchell is proud to sponsor premier professional athletes and more than a dozen national sports and lifestyle event tours. Our sponsored athletes are not only amazing examples of athleticism and sportsmanship, they’re also stellar examples of how giving never goes out of style. Here’s how some of our athletes give back when they’re not competing or working on their fitness:
Team Paul Mitchell Snowboarder and Olympic Athlete Lindsey Jacobellis
"I love giving back to our fury friends! I donate to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) on a regular basis. The ASPCA uses donated funds to take animals out of kill shelters, rescue abandoned or neglected animals, and to educate the population on animal cruelty. I also adopted a puppy when I was over in Russia for the last Olympic games. He gave me so much every day that I was there that I could not leave him behind. His name is Sochi."
Team Paul Mitchell Track & Field Athlete Blake Leeper
"I give back by going around the country and telling my story to young people and old people alike. My charities of choice are Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). I grew up in the Boys & Girls Clubs system and CAF was responsible for my first set of running legs. Anything I can do for these two outstanding organizations, I do!"
Team Paul Mitchell Beach Volleyball Player and Gold Medalist Emily Day
"My favorite way to give back is with kids. I'll visit a local children's hospital, volunteer at a YMCA or help with tutoring at an after school program".
Team Paul Mitchell Snowboarder and Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlyn Farrington
"I give back by supporting Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) and Protect our Winters (POW). They are organizations made up of snowboarders who are dedicated to bringing awareness to the causes of breast cancer prevention and the fight against climate change."
Team Paul Mitchell BMX Rider Coco Zurita
"I spend a lot of time up at the Woodward West camp where I help hundreds of kids trying to chase their dreams of becoming professional athletes. I take the time to share, talk and ride with them. I also participate with the Tony Hawk Foundation. We do shows to fundraise for the foundation, so people can have skate parks in low-income communities. I also own my own skate park in Chile, and I keep it in good shape and up-to-date so kids can come and learn how to ride for free."
We are always impressed when our athletes give the gift of their time to their favorite charities. And now it’s time for our gift to you: our Give Beautifully calendar! Every day in December, we’re giving you an exclusive gift, ranging from giveaways, exclusive style videos, philanthropic opportunities and more.
Jamie Lew is Paul Mitchell’s Web Content Creator. When she’s not busy creating digital content for all of our brands, she keeps busy being active: from half marathons to hula dancing!