New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. announced Monday a $1 million donation to One Fund Boston, the fund established by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Governor Deval Patrick to support those directly impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings as well as to first responders and to its home town of Boston.
Known for its athletic footwear and apparel, New Balance added that its own foundation will match contributions made to One Fund Boston by company employees.
“The events at the Boston Marathon shook the streets of Boston but not the spirit of our city,’’ New Balance executive vice president of administration Anne Davis said in a statement. “In the aftermath of this tragedy and the remarkable scenes of heroism and bravery, we have never been more proud to be a part of the landscape of Boston. Our thoughts and prayers are today and always will be with the victims of this tragedy.’’
New Balance has a worldwide head count of about 4,000 employees. In 2012, it reported global sales of $2.4 billion.