Proving to be more than just an expert shooter from the free-throw line, Stephen Curry has managed to do right by the majority of the people in his life, including a young girl he’s never met.
After receiving a handwritten letter from 9-year-old Riley Morrison, the precocious kid pointed out one minor issue with the Golden State Warrior’s latest Curry 5 shoes — the sneakers were not manufactured in girls’ shoe sizes.
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“My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5s for sale under the girl’s section,” the aspiring basketball player wrote.
Quickly swooping in for the save, the 30-year-old athlete responded with a written note, saying, “I appreciate your concern and have spent the last 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue.” Continuing the letter, the father-of-three went on to say, “I am going to send you the Curry 5’s now and you will be the first kid to get the Curry 6.”
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In a statement to VIBE, Dean Stoyer, VP, Global Brand Communications for Under Armour explained the shoes were intended to be worn by girls and boys.
“Thanks to Riley and Stephen, we’re correcting a simple yet critical error. We’ve actually offered Curry signature footwear in youth sizing for boys and girls since the initial Curry 1; however, labeling that youth sizing for “Boys” and not designating for boys and girls, was simply wrong,” he said. “Beginning now and moving forward our youth sizes will be properly labeled on UA.com to reflect co-gender “Grade School” sizing, and on boxes beginning with the first youth sizes of the Curry 6 delivering this spring.”
Working diligently to correct the mistake, Curry proceeded to invite the young fan to an event for International Women’s Day in March.
Looks like everyone wins, including Riley and girls all over the nation.