Nike/Doernbecher Freestyle Shoes
About Doernbecher Freestyle
Doernbecher Freestyle was created in 2004 when Michael Doherty, Nike's Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations and Doernbecher Foundation board member, was talking to his son, Connor, about ways to raise money for the Hospital. Connor had the idea of having Nike create shoes and sell them to raise funds. Michael then invited one of Nike's shoe designers to take a tour of the hospital to inspire him to design a pair of shoes for Doernbecher. It was designer Marcus Tayui's vision to see patients design the shoes with the proceeds benefiting the hospital that in many cases has saved their lives. Now in its ninth year, this extraordinary program has raised nearly $6 million for the hospital, which uses the funds for everything from clinical programs and hospital construction to providing care for uninsured children.
Save the Date!
Doernbecher Freestyle X- Saturday, September 28, 2013
Please join us Saturday, September 28 at the Portland Art Museum for Doernbecher Freestyle X! Our 2013 designers are working hard to create their perfect shoe, and will be unveiling their designs to the audience for the first time. Tickets will be available online soon.
To see more about last year's designers and their kickin' shoes, visit Nike Inc.
Read about last year's event on Oregonlive.
Check out the Doernbecher Freestyle IX Media Guide.
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A special thank you to our 2012 Event Sponsors:
The Goodman Family
The Papé Family
Brot & Mary Bishop
The Brown Family
Bruggere Family Foundation
Kevin & Geni Director
The Ehlen Family
Support the program
If you are unable to make it to the Doernbecher Freestyle auction in September but still want to support the program, you can donate online.