Soldier/Veteran of the day

Today Frazier Brand honors Phil Knight

Here is some information on Mr. Knight

After graduating from the University of Oregon as a track & field star, Knight enlisted in the Army and served one year on active duty and seven years in the Army Reserve. Born out of a research paper about shoes that he wrote in an entrepreneurship seminar at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 1962, this “run-of-the-mill assignment” turned into an “all-out obsession.”

Nike, which began as Blue Ribbon Sports, rose from conception to iconic brand in large part due to the vision of Phil Knight, the team he surrounded himself with, and the perseverance he learned from serving in the Army.