From a June 5, 2017 article in the Dawson Creek Mirror:
Local Entrepreneur and Rotarian of the year Frank Ripley is helping the world march towards a future free of polio.
Ripley has joined Rotary past district Governor Tim Schilds to help children with Polio through their immunization program.
Ripley—inventor of the wildly popular Rip’s Ice Cleats—is donating a portion of the profits from each pair of cleats sold to support the End Polio Now Program.
The money raised goes towards immunizing children from Polio.