Stephen Curry Shoe Auction Raises $45,201 for Oakland Fire Relief Fund
Two Pairs Of Custom Designed Shoes Honored Victims Of The Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire
The charity auctions for two pairs of Stephen Curry’s specially designed Under Armour Curry 3 shoes ended today, raising a total of $45,201 for the Oakland Fire Relief fund, it was announced today. The custom, one-of-a-kind shoes paid respect to the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire that claimed a total of 36 lives earlier this month in Oakland.
The in-game “Oakland Strong” shoes that 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 were auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for the winning price of $30,101.
The pregame “Ghost Ship” shoes that feature the words “GHOST SHIP” in vibrant graffiti-style script down the side of each shoe were auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for the winning price of $15,100.
Curry wore both shoes on-court on December 15, 2016, when the Warriors hosted the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena. The two-time MVP also autographed both pairs of shoes prior to the auction.
All of the proceeds from this charity auction will go to the Oakland Fire Relief fund that has been established on YouCaring.com to assist victims and families of the devastating fire. In addition to proceeds raised from this auction, Under Armour is also committing $25,000 donation to the fund. Previously, the Golden State Warriors organization pledged a $50,000 donation to the fund, and the team’s players and coaches pledged an additional $75,000.
More information on the Oakland Fire Relief efforts, including a PSA featuring the Warriors players can be found at warriors.com/OaklandFire.