新聞分享 / 小女孩的一封信造就的不只有 Under Armour Curry 6 ‘United We Win’

在國際婦女節這天,Under Armour 發表了 Curry 6 全新配色,然而這是一款原本沒有在預定計畫內的版本,但去年有位小女孩 Riley Morrison 寫給 Stephen Curry 的一封信,發揮了意想不到的影響力,成為如今的 Curry 6 ‘United We Win’ 以及盼望成就更多可能的溫暖力量。

當時 Riley Morrison 因為想要入手 Curry 簽名球鞋,但卻發現 Under Armour 並沒有販售小女生尺寸,於是她寫下了心聲並讓爸爸分享在 Instagram 上,沒想到後來獲得 Stephen Curry 的親自回信,表示會盡快提供 Curry 5 給她 (當時 Curry 6 還未發售),並邀請她參加國際婦女節期間的特殊企劃,也就是設計一款 Curry 6。

Riley Morrison 使用自己喜歡的顏色之外,還把親手寫的 ‘Be Fearless’、’Girl Power’、’Be the Change’、’Be Courage’、’Play with HEART’、’Girls Hoop Too’、’Rock the Currys’ 等文字放在鞋墊,「我很驚喜,當然也感謝 Stephen 給我機會,包含透過鞋墊上設計鼓舞其它女生們,這真是難以置信的經驗」Riley Morrison 說。此外透過 UA ICON 大家也可以自己設計第二副鞋墊,此雙 Curry 6 已經於美國官網的 UA ICON 及奧克蘭當地 SC30 x Oakland pop-up shop 發售,定價 130 元美金,同時還有主題服飾。

Stephen Curry 邀請 Riley Morrison 一家人到 SC30 x Oakland pop-up shop 參加發表活動。

至於為什麼我們會在標題說造就的不只是一雙 Curry 6 而已?原因是由於 ‘United We Win’ 計畫,讓 Stephen Curry 與妻子 Ayesha 成立的基金會 (Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation) 聯合 Under Armour,決定每年在國際婦女節提供一筆三萬美元的獎學金,頒發給舊金山符合資格的一名學生,並要求其成績需保持在 3.0 GPA,且至少每學期修習兩門以上的 STEM 相關課程,首名獲得獎學金的是一位華裔學生吳凱欣 (Vivian Wu),他也在今天勇士隊比賽中場休息時接受表揚。喔,對了,Curry 6 ‘United We Win’ 的銷售收益也將捐給基金會作為獎學金之用。

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happy international women’s day! (peep the enchanting purple shoes designed by 9 yr old inspiration riley 😍) i am in utter shock as i recollect these few days, from knowing i have been honored with the stephen and ayesha curry family foundation scholarship to being honored during half time yesterday. i am eternally grateful for this opportunity, and i won’t let y’all down! i will continue advocating for marginalized communities, ultimately bringing love and positivity to our world. i’m excited to embark on my next journey in COLLEGE – it is a dream come true to know that my low income family has less financial pressure, and my efforts are paying off. i, as a proud chinese girl from the small village of Bainikeng, never imagined anything like this; thank you, thank you, thank you! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @stephencurry30 @ayeshacurry you both are my INSPIRATIONS! thank you for constantly giving back to the community and upholding such beautiful values. thank you so much for welcoming me into the magnificent stadium! my family and i had such an unforgettable night. i can’t wait to meet you all again soon! (p.s. feel better ayesha & the 3 babies at home) let us keep in touch! ⁣ ⁣ {definitely more photos to come with incredible people who has helped with all along this journey, making all of this possible} #internationalwomensday

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從一封手寫信到獲得偶像回覆,終於有自己可以上腳的 Curry 球鞋而且還參與設計,並且讓舊金山地區有需要的學生能獲得資助,這應該是 Riley Morrison 當時所沒料想到的吧。

「當看到 Riley 的信時讓我印象深刻,一個九歲女生有勇氣用她的聲音引起大家對相關議題的關注,並讓我們去負起責任,她關心所有女孩的機會而不僅僅是自己,成為了改變的催化劑,不僅是影響我的產品還有整個 Under Armour。」Stephen Curry 說。

Riley Morrison 今天受邀到勇士隊主場看球,Stephen Curry 也親自著用她設計的戰靴上場比賽。

圖片來源:Under Armour