The Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection has become a great tradition at Nike that has raised a lot of money for a great cause.
When Michael Doherty, Nike’s Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations, joined the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation board in 2004, he was asked to suggest new ways to build support for the hospital. His son Connor, an avid sneaker collector, offered a simple solution. Combine Nike’s creative resources with the imaginations of OHSU Doernbecher’s patients to produce one-of-a-kind sneakers.
The Freestyle Collection has now raised over $11 million. These funds help expand the hospital’s pioneering research, support clinical care, purchase state-of-the-art equipment, recruit new experts and subsidize the cost of care for families in need.
Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection Release Date
Look for the collection to hit Nike.com & select retailers on Sunday, November 21st. Check out the sneakers designed by the kids in the gallery above and let us know which pair you plan to pick up in the comments below!
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