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Steve Nash Announces Autographed Game Shoe Giveaway

Posted: Dec. 30, 2009

Two-time NBA MVP and Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash will give away autographed, game-worn shoes in support of Educare Arizona as announced on Monday, December 28.

Nash will be posting videos to his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/stevenash) announcing shoe giveaways. Nash will give away his game shoes from six games between now and January 15. He will do a random drawing for each date and announce the winners on Facebook, during a live chat on January 19 (winners will also be notified via email; no Facebook participation is necessary).

Fans will have a chance to win the shoes based on their donations to the Steve Nash Foundation’s initiative, Educare Arizona. The donation schedule is as follows:

In addition, fans who donated on December 29 were eligible to win the shoes from the Suns/Lakers game on Monday, December 28.

These donation days are timed with Who Gives? Racing For a Cause “sprint days.” Sponsored by Global Giving and Athletes For Hope, Racing For a Cause pits professional athletes from across the country against each other to raise money and passion for an entire range of charitable initiatives. The Race has 52 individual athletes representing 52 causes with Nash’s being Educare Arizona, an initiative providing best-quality early learning opportunities for at-risk children as part of a national movement to improve outcomes for kids and families.

For a chance at the shoes, go to Global Giving’s Racing For a Cause click here on any of the dates above and donate to Nash’s Educare Arizona project. Fans can donate as often as they like each day for more chances to win. Donations as low as $10 will ensure a chance to win the famous footwear.

The Steve Nash Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and registered Canadian charity founded by two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. The Foundation focuses on increasing access to critical health and education resources in British Columbia, Arizona, Paraguay, and Uganda. More about the Steve Nash Foundation is at stevenash.org.

Educare Arizona is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to bring private-public collaboration to bear on at-risk children and their families. By providing best practices in early learning to at-risk children ages birth to five years, Educare centers across the country are narrowing the achievement gap for low-income families. Each Educare center combines private philanthropy, like that of the Steve Nash Foundation, with available funding from existing federal (e.g., Early Head Start and Head Start) and state programs to create and deliver the highest quality early learning experience. Learn more at educarearizona.org.

Who Gives? Racing For a Cause is the second phase of Athletes for Hope’s on-line discussion of athlete philanthropy. Sponsored by Athletes for Hope (athletesforhope.org) and Global Giving (globalgiving.org), Racing For a Cause gives professional athletes from across the sports spectrum a chance to compete against each other for the greater good. Racing For a Cause runs through January 15, 2010, at www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/athletes-for-hope.