Basketball is an all-inclusive sport, so when 9-year-old Riley Morrison scanned the internet for a pair of Under Armour Curry 5’s, the official hoops sneaker of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and couldn’t find a pair for girls, she was rightfully disappointed.
Coming up empty-handed prompted Morrison, with the help of her father, to write a letter to Curry himself inquiring as to why the shoe wasn’t available for young ladies.
“My dad and I visited the Under Amour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5’s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize.”
Morrison continued by pointing out that Curry, who is the father of two daughters, is a huge advocate of women’s hoops, even hosting an all girls basketball camp.
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp.”
Tough argument from Riley.
Morrison’s letter elicited a response from Curry, who swiftly facilitated a change in the listing of his sneaker on Under Armour’s website.
“We are correcting this now! I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly. I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5’s now.”
Curry also ensured Morrison that she’d be one of the first kids to receive a pair of the Curry 6 model, which is slated to drop in 2019.
In addition to the shoes, Curry alerted Morrison that she should plan to be in Oakland on March 8, for International Women’s Day, as he wants the young hoopster to celebrate with him.
What a memory for Morrison to have as she begins to embark on her own personal basketball journey. Acts such as these only amplify the passion she surely already has for the game and adds an additional layer of excitement for her upcoming season.
Thanks to Morrison, girls can now purchase Curry’s sneaker for ball season if they choose to do so. Respect the young hero as she drops buckets this year.