Seventeen pairs of unique Air Jordan sneakers were auctioned off Sunday, with proceeds of more than half a million dollars going to benefit a children’s hospital in Portland, Oregon.
The annual event at Oregon Health and Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, in partnership with Nike designers, provides patients an opportunity to create customized shoes and apparel, according to the Oregonian. This year’s top prize, dubbed the “What The” Air Jordan 1, was a mashup of the winning designs from previous years.
The total raised from the 17 pairs of sneakers was $565,000, with the highest-selling pair going for $52,900.
The “What The” Air Jordan 1 @OHSUDoernbecher auctions have come to an end, raising more than $565K for the hospital. They sold for an average of about $33,239 per pair, with the highest selling for $52,900 and the lowest going for $22,523. pic.twitter.com/uKUMpXVfsM
— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) March 7, 2021
Presenting the Air Jordan 1 “What The” Doernbecher.
— OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (@OHSUDoernbecher) February 26, 2021
The program has raised $29 million since 2003, according to the Oregonian.