Tiger Woods has earned plenty by wearing Nike shoes throughout his career. Last week, he graciously gave some of it back to charity.
At the Doernbecher Freestyle gala last Friday, Woods won a bid on a pair of specially designed shoes, paying $26,000 for the kicks, according to a report from the Portland Business Journal. The fascinating part of the story isn’t what Woods paid for the shoes, but how they were assembled.
Nike and the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon paired designers from the sports brand with patients from the hospital to assemble a collection to be auctioned off and sold on a limited basis.
With proceeds benefitting the hospital, Friday’s auction brought in $144,000. Woods’ personal selection was designed by Isaiah Neumayer-Grubb. In total, the event raised more than $1 million.