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Announcing Our Newest Teammate: Simone Biles

One of my favorite things about working at Mattress Firm is that I get to be around extremely talented and hard-working people every day. Our team members show up to work prepared to excel, whether it’s helping our customers choose the perfect mattress for their needs, improving delivery and warehouse logistics or building better relationships with our suppliers.

Simone Biles Partnering for Mattress Firm Foster Kids Program


Mattress Firm’s newest partner knows a lot about hard work and the pursuit of excellence: three-time World Champion gymnast Simone Biles. We’re thrilled to announce that Simone will partner with Mattress Firm to help us tell the story of the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program and promote the importance of healthy sleep, especially for children.

Simone is the perfect fit to help us spread awareness of the needs of foster children. As someone who spent time in and out of the foster care system herself, she has a personal interest in the work that we do to benefit foster families.

She is also a resident of Houston, our hometown, which will make it easy for her to volunteer with our local nonprofit partners and support our six annual donation drives to collect funds and essential items like pajamas, clothing, school supplies, shoes and toys. These drives happen at stores across the country. We take pride in the fact that all proceeds stay in the community where they were donated and are distributed through the Ticket to Dream Foundation to carefully chosen local nonprofit foster care partners

World-Class Athlete Knows World-Class Sleep


And obviously, as a world-class athlete, Simone has a unique perspective on the benefits of a good night’s sleep and the critical role sleep plays in living a healthy life. She can discuss the ways that poor sleep can affect athletic performance, but she can also take that message further and talk about how sleep affects children in many different ways – from academics to relationships to extra-curricular activities.

Over the past 30 years, Mattress Firm has grown from one store in Houston to be the country’s largest bedding retailer. Along the way, we have tried to build a team that attracts the very best people to serve our customers’ needs. Personally, I’m so proud that someone as inspirational as Simone has decided to join us in our mission to help improve our customers’ lives through better sleep.  I was also excited that our partnership was featured on ESPN!

We’ll have a lot more information to share soon, but for now, check out this video to hear Simone talk about why she is excited to partner with Mattress Firm.

 

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