Stephen Curry is an NBA star who, according to his coach, is not only a great player, but “an equally impressive human being [as well].” This week, a 9-year-old from Napa, California, decided to write the basketball player a letter – she wanted to get a pair of Under Armour’s ‘Stephen Curry’ shoes for her new hoops season, but could not find any online. 9-year-old Riley was frustrated that the new Curry 5 shoes were only available in boy’s and men’s sizes. Naturally, the girl decided to take her problem straight to the top. (Facebook cover image: Sydel Curry Lee)
This week, NBA star Stephen Curry received a letter from a 9-year-old basketball player
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The girl was concerned about not being able to find her favorite shoes in girls’ sizes
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“My daughter’s letter to Steph Curry. Her way of attempting to make a difference. Proud of her”
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Riley Morrison’s father decided to put up his daughter’s letter online, stating that it’s “her way of attempting to make a difference.” In the letter, Riley explained that she and her dad were disappointed to find that Under Armour is selling the Curry 5 shoes specifically to boys. Riley’s letter then continues, “I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp.” And, she adds, “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this, because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too.”
The letter from the young basketball player wasn’t left unnoticed – Stephen Curry wrote her back and posted his response on Twitter
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Curry wrote her back, saying that “Unfortunately we have labeled smaller sizes ‘boys’ on the website and we are correcting this NOW.” But that wasn’t all – the NBA star stated that he will be sending Riley “a pair of Curry 5’s”. He also mentioned that he is planning something special on Women’s Day and is hoping that the 9-year-old could celebrate together with him in Oakland.
Riley’s father thanked Curry for making his daughter happy
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Since Thursday, the issue with boys’ and girls’ sizes on the Under Armour website has been fixed
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Now, the Curry 5 shoes are indeed available in the girls’ section. If this story taught us anything, is that you’re never too young be a social activist!