The best shooter in basketball and our charity team ran a charitable auction following December’s devastating warehouse fire in Oakland.
eBay for Charity and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry recently teamed up for a slam dunk. Last month, eBay received a request from the head of the Warriors Community Foundation for a very unique eBay for Charity auction.
Athletic apparel maker Under Armour, which Stephen Curry endorses, created two custom-designed basketball sneakers to honor the victims of the Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire, which devastated the Warriors’ home city of Oakland in early December. Curry signed the sneakers (and even wore them during a recent Warriors game), and an eBay auction got underway.
We are pleased to report that in total, the auction raised $45,201 (in-game shoes sold for $30,101 and the pre-game shoes sold for $15,100), with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the Oakland Fire Relief Fund.
Stephen Curry promoted the auction on his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Additionally, media outlets covered the news. Here is what ESPN had to say:
“A pair of Stephen Curry game-worn shoes fetched $30,101 dollars Friday at an auction for victims of a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland, California. The price is a record for a player currently in the National Basketball Association and the money will go to the Oakland Fire Relief fund, which is helping those affected by the horrific Ghost Ship blaze this month which killed 36 people. The designer shoes went to an anonymous bidder on eBay and had the words ‘Oakland Strong’ written on them. They were used for the Golden State Warriors' 103-90 victory over the New York Knicks on December 15.”
Good to team up with you Stephen!