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The Sixers Youth Foundation Is Auctioning Off Game-Worn Sneakers and Jerseys

In an effort to raise money to support the local youth throughout the Philadelphia region, the Sixers Youth Foundation is once again launching a charity auction with several items connected to both franchise icons of the past and its newest faces. 

The auction began on Friday, March 4 and will conclude on Monday, March 14, the team is partnering with Goldin to list its “Bid The Spectrum” collection of game-worn, autographed sneakers and current City Edition uniforms.

All proceeds will benefit the team’s foundation for youth programming – with the 44 individual listings now live over the next week.

“We are so grateful to the players and staff for their continued support of our local youth,” said Marjorie Harris, Chair of the Sixers Youth Foundation. “We believe in using our platform and the power of sports to uplift our community and our players once again jumped at the opportunity to participate. We are confident these items will help raise even more money than last year.”

Included in this year’s collection are the full jerseys and shorts from this season’s Spectrum-inspired City Edition uniforms of sixteen 76er players, all worn during the team’s road win last week against the New York Knicks.

Yes, that includes James Harden’s full uniform from his triple double outing at The Garden – which is already seeing bids at $2,750 within fifteen minutes of the auction opening. The full warmups of each player are also included in the auction. 

“We are honored to partner with the Sixers Youth Foundation to benefit communities across the Delaware Valley,” said Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “The positive impact the organization has made on countless young people over the last several years is inspiring and we could not be more excited to lend our marketplace to this team and this cause. Be sure to show your support for a great organization and bid on some incredible items at the same time!”

In addition to the jerseys, a dozen pairs of game-worn sneakers from the likes of Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Tybulle and others are also available to bid on, along with the sneakers of Coach Doc Rivers and Assistant Coach Sam Cassell. Along with Joel’s signature Embiid 1s, Tobias Harris’ GT Cut PEs in Philly hues stand out.

Perhaps the best pair is an autographed special edition of Reebok Questions from franchise legend Allen Iverson, in the brand’s newest celebratory colorway highlighting his debut signature shoe’s 25th Anniversary. The dual-signed pair features an added “HOF 2K16” inscription along each metallic silver toe from The Answer. 

“As we move forward from the pandemic, the young people in our community need our support now more than ever to build relationships, create healthy habits and have safe places to learn and play,” added Harris. “Through the generosity of so many we are able to provide them with the support they need.”

About The Author
Nick DePaula
Nick DePaula
Nick DePaula covers the footwear industry and endorsement deals surrounding the sporting landscape, with an emphasis on athlete and executive interviews. The Sacramento, California, native has been based in Portland, Oregon, for the last decade, a main hub of sneaker company headquarters. He’ll often argue that How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days is actually an underrated movie, largely because it’s the only time his Sacramento Kings have made the NBA Finals.