Florida student's Twitter campaign wins free Crocs for graduates

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  May 18, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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May 18 (UPI) -- A Florida graduate's Twitter campaign earned enough attention for Crocs to provide foam shoes to all of her female classmates for graduation.

Sarah Agee said she struck upon the idea while talking with her Seminole High School classmates about their concerns that high heels would be treacherous to wear on the artificial grass of Tropicana Field, where the graduation ceremony was held this week.

Agee said the dress code required girls to wear "white or light-colored shoes," so she suggested Crocs. A teacher recommended she get in contact with the company on Twitter to see if they would provide shoes for the class.

"@Crocs sitting here trying to decide what to wear to graduation, how many Rts would it take to send all the senior girls at Seminole Senior High School white crocs to wear at graduation?!" Agee tweeted.

The company responded: "2018... obviously."

Agee said the company made good on the bargain and sent 124 pairs of Crocs Classic Clogs to the school last week. She tweeted photos of her classmates wearing the shoes at the graduation ceremony.

"This might be the first time more than 100 pairs of Crocs cross the same graduation stage," Terence Reilly, Crocs chief marketing officer, {link:told the Tampa Bay Times. : "http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/Two-gifts-on-graduation-day-white-Crocs-and-a-lesson-that-it-can-t-hurt-to-ask-_168296501" target="_blank"} "It was crazy, cool, really cool," Agee told WTVT-TV.

"It's kind of mind-blowing. If you set your mind to do something, you can do it," she said.

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