Warriors star Stephen Curry kept true to his promise and delivered shoes to Riley Morrison, a young girl who took issue with the fact his Under Armour’s Curry 5s were available only in boys’ and mens’ sizes on UA’s website.
Morrison received two presents during the holiday season that simply said, “To Riley, from Steph Curry.” When she opened them up, both gifts contained girl-sized Curry shoes.
Her father, Chris, posted a video of his daughter opening the gifts and wrote a thank you message on Instagram that said, in part: “When your favorite basketball player (and candidate for best person ever) sends you a Christmas gift….. Can’t say thank you enough to @stephencurry30 , @sc30inc, Bryant Barr and @underarmour . Your response to Riley’s letter has been amazing. Appreciate everything you are doing for her and the generosity you have shown.”
When your favorite basketball player (and candidate for best person ever) sends you a Christmas gift….. Can’t say thank you enough to @stephencurry30 , @sc30inc, Bryant Barr and @underarmour . Your response to Riley’s letter has been amazing. Appreciate everything you are doing for her and the generosity you have shown. Also a special shout-out to @teenvogue and @feministabulous for getting this all started.
The backstory to this exchange: Morrison, 9, wrote a letter in November to Curry, asking him why his new namesake-model shoes weren’t available in girls’ sizes.
“I wanted to write the letter because it seems unfair that the shoes are only in the boys’ section and not in the girls’ section,” Riley told Teen Vogue. “I wanted to help make things equal for all girls, because girls play basketball, too.”
In the letter — tweeted by Vox Media’s Liz Plank with a “hey @stephencurry30 can u help?” — Riley points out the problem.
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp,” she wrote, in part. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s too.”
hey @stephencurry30 can u help? pic.twitter.com/3jwuEc776B
— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) November 26, 2018
Curry caught wind of the letter and tweeted a handwritten response to the young girl, not only saying that he’d spent two days getting the Under Armour website issue updated, but also wrote that he would send her a pair of Curry 5s and hook her up as “one of the first kids to get the Curry 6.”
Appreciate you helping us get better Riley! We got you. #MoreToCome pic.twitter.com/UBoTklvwhg
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 29, 2018
Curry prefaced the note with, “Appreciate you helping us get better Riley!”