Steph Curry sneakers raise funds for Oakland fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has raised $45,201 for victims of the Oakland warehouse fire by auctioning off two pairs of sneakers.
The Warriors said Friday that the shoes Curry wore against the New York Knicks on Dec. 15 were auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for $30,101. The “Oakland Strong” shoes feature the words “OAKLAND” down the side of the left shoe and “STRONG” down the side of the right shoe in Golden State’s yellow and blue colors. ESPN reports the price is a record for any shoes for a player currently in the league.
The pregame “Ghost Ship” shoes that feature the words “GHOST SHIP” in graffiti-style script down the side of each shoe went to an anonymous bidder for $15,100.
Both have the initials of all 36 victims printed on them.
Curry had posted on Twitter to advertise the eBay auction.
The fire broke out Dec. 2 during a party at the Ghost Ship warehouse.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 30, 2016