Gym accepting Nike gear amid Kaepernick backlash

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Backlash over Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign is being felt in the in the Hudson Valley.

One local gym is now encouraging people upset over the ad not to throw away or destroy their Nike gear.

The Body Blueprint in Pelham is willing to take the apparel and they are donating what they receive to the Salvation Army. "It just seemed super wasteful and it gave me the idea, why not use those for someone who might actually need it," says Vincent Micelli, owner of the Body Blueprint.

The gym, located on Fifth Avenue, is accepting Nike gear until Sept. 30.

For every pair of sneakers they receive, the owner will donate $10 to the Wounded Warrior project.

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