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Nike and Children’s Hospital Reveals 11th Annual Freestyle Collection

Nike unveiled its 11th Freestyle collection designed by six patients at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital located in the athletic giant’s US hometown of Portland.

The limited-edition collection includes: Addie Peterson’s Nike Air Max Thea speckled with polka dots; Alejandro Munoz’s Air Max Penny accented with personal drawings; Tim Haarmann’s checkered flag Nike Free sneaker; Chase Crouch’s fuzzy Stefan Janoski Max kick inspired by his favorite stuffed dinosaur; Missy Miller’s New York City-themed Nike Free and Caden Lampert’s Retro Air Jordans stamped with “Hand Loose,” “Rock On,” and “Brave.”

The collection also includes hats, hoodies and T-shirts to complement the kids’ shoe designs.

More than 300 businesses and community leaders attended the launch party at Nike’s downtown Portland store on Nov. 23. Guests met the young designers spanning ages 8 to 15, and had a chance to bid on their special-edition shoes. The kids also autographed shoeboxes and shared their unique stories at the event. Limited quantities of the footwear and apparel are also available on and at select Nike retail locations through the US. Sneaker prices start at $90.

Since 2004, Nike designers and developers have partnered with Doernbecher patients to create a unique collection to raise funds for the hospital. To date, the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle project has raised $11 million.