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Nike to donate $1000 to The One Fund for every World Series run scored

Nike Running and the World Series have teamed up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.


With just 90-feet between bases, and a "trot" part of the lexicon, you wouldn't expect baseball and Nike Running to have much common ground. But with Boston in the World Series, it's become the perfect opportunity for a great cause.

Nike Running announced on Thursday that for every run scored in the 2013 World Series, Nike will donate $1,000 to The One Fund Boston, the organization put in place to "assist victims and families affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 and in the days that followed."

Nike will also make a donation with the miles Nike+ users submit with the running app.

The Red Sox won Game 1 of the World Series, 8-1, and the Cardinals took Game 2 (booooo), 4-2 -- that's $15,000 already set to be donated by Nike. That also means a 6-mile run is on deck for Friday.

(via Flotrack)