We partnered with five athletes who have some of the most significant sneaker collections in the game to get five hardworking kids their dream pair, courtesy of the online retailer, Grailed. Each athlete can relate to growing up and wanting a pair they couldn’t afford. Now that their collections are expansive, they paid their blessings forward.

The 5-1 concept stems from the understanding that sometimes we need to trade/sell multiple pairs of sneakers to get that one pair we want and would do anything in our power to acquire. Each kid wanted a specific sneaker and they came at a cost. By selling five pairs from each of the athletes’ collection, it created a pot of funds to get each kid the pair they would have never been able to afford.

Each kid selected for this project is making a significant impact in their community and they have a direct tie back to the athlete. Christian went to the same community center as Vic, Deshaun has dreams of making an impact in Philly similar to Jaelen, and Ray is working hard every day to be a premier guard playing in the city of New York. We thank them for their hard work.

 

Emmanuel Mudiay

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Jaelen Strong

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Kyle Lowery

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Todd Gurley

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Victor Cruz

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