Seventeen pairs of unique Air Jordan sneakers were auctioned off Sunday, with proceeds of more than half a million dollars going to benefit a children’s hospital in Portland, Oregon. The annual event at Oregon Health and Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, in partnership with Nike designers, provides patients an opportunity to create customized shoes and apparel, according to the Oregonian.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers, led by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, are also donating $100,000 across Project HOME, Sunday Breakfast Mission and Youth Service Inc. in addition to Joel Embiid’s $100,000 donation.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sixers MVP candidate @Joel Embiid has committed to donate his $100,000 in winnings on All-Star Weekend to three homeless shelters in the Philadelphia-area, providing meals, clothing, COVID treatment, health care, summer camp and essential care for teens.
Recently, Oakley announced a partnership with Damian Lillard, and as part of that partnership they will be donating $140,000 to Lillard’s RESPECT program. Lillard was pictured wearing Oakley’s newly re-released X Metal Romeo and Juliet frames prior to the Golden State Warriors game earlier this week.
The iconic 90s frames were a favorite of basketball legend Scottie Pippen, and each of the 14 limited edition pairs that are part of this re-release will be signed by Pippen. The sunglasses are priced at $14,000 a pair and they will be available for purchase on Oakley.com.