Dallas Mavericks star guard, Jason Terry and Reebok are holding a charitable auction featuring Terry’s autographed Reebok Zig Slash sneakers worn during the series-clinching NBA Finals. According to a news release, all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Jason Terry Foundation “to help youth achieve their dreams through education, self-empowerment and community involvement”.
Terry scored 27 points to lead all scorers and lead his team to an historic victory. The shoes and autographs came directly from Terry immediately following the game.
The Jason Terry Foundation, which began in 2000, grew from Terry’s passion for giving back to the community and helping inner city youth further their education. As the father of four girls and having grown up in a household of ten, Terry’s goal is to show children that even the biggest dreams, like winning the NBA Finals, can come true with hard work and focus.
“My game is based on energy, and my Zigs gave me that extra energy boost I needed in the Finals,” said Terry. “Playing from November to June is definitely a long season, but in my Zigs I always felt ready to play at the highest level.”
“Jason Terry embodies all of the qualities that Reebok looks for in our athletes,” said Brian Lee, Reebok’s Head of Global Basketball. “Jason’s incredible performance on and off the court make us proud to support his charitable endeavors and call him part of the Reebok family.”
Terry averaged 18 points per game during the finals, including a team-leading 27 points in Game 6. A 12 year veteran of the NBA, Terry won his first NBA Championship title wearing Reebok’s Zig Slash.
High bid on the shoes was $1400 as of early Friday.
To see the auction at BiddingForGood.com, click here.