June 11, 2015
With the Doernbecher Freestyle Program featuring Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon creating an exceptional lineup of footwear throughout the recent years, their latest collaboration features this Nike SB Dunk High “What the Doernbecher.”
Essentially incorporating design elements from all 13 of the program’s SB designs, as well as paying homage to the first Nike SB Dunk “What The” — this silhouette is extremely limited, with only 11 pairs to be produced — one of each size 8-12,13 and 14.
The sneaker will be auctioned on eBay beginning June 11 (today) for a 10-day period, as each pair will be encased in scrubs from the Doernbecher Hospital staff, as well as packaged in a one-of-kind box made from recycled skateboard decks. All proceeds from the sale of the “What The Doernbecher” pairs will benefit the hospital.
The Doernbecher Freestyle Collection has already raised $11 million so far, with the funds allocated to clinical programs and hospital construction to providing care for uninsured children.
Later this month, OHSU Doernbecher will announce the six patients selected to design this year’s 12th-annual collection, and the official unveiling set for October 23.