Earlier this month, a horrific fire ripped through a warehouse in Oakland, claiming the lives of 36 people. Being that this tragedy occurred so close to home for Warriors’ Steph Curry, he wanted to do what he could to help the victims and families of victims affected by the fire.
Curry is auctioning off two pairs of game shoes that were previously worn by him in order to raise money for the Oakland Fire Relief Fund. The shoes are custom-designed Under Armour Curry 3s, with one pair displaying the message “Oakland Strong” and the other pair displaying “Ghost Ship” (the name of the warehouse). Both pairs also have the initials of all 36 victims printed on them.
“We were all devastated by the news of this tragedy and the loss of so many young lives right here in our community,” Curry said. “My goal in wearing these shoes was to not only honor the victims that lost their lives that night, but also to raise awareness for the relief efforts that are underway. Hopefully through this auction we can help further assist with those efforts.”
The auction, which as of now has reached a combined bid of over $20,000 for both pairs of shoes, will end on December 30th.