They have donated their signed shoes and are using their celebrity status to raise funds and awareness for Small Steps Project, a charity which helps children living on landfill sites. This year the auction has been divided into four categories – running every week throughout November.
The sport category of the auction is now live! The public are placing bids on shoes worn by some some of the most skillful and recognisable sporting heroes in the world. From footballers and cricketers, to the fastest man on the planet, some truly special pieces of sporting history are being auctioned.
Live Auction Lots include:
Olympic gold medalist and fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt has donated training spikes that he wore throughout the 2014 training season.
No 1 top golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy has donated golf shoes that he trained in.
The Australian who is thought to be one of the best bowlers in the history of cricket has donated his trainers. Shane Warne said: “I wore these runners during a couple of training sessions in Australia because they’re a good, comfy pair! I’m donating these shoes to raise much needed funds for the Small Steps Project”.
No. 2 in the world for men’s tennis Roger Federer has handed over a pair of tennis shoes that he wore whilst competing at Halle in 2013, where he championed for the sixth time!
No. 2 in the world for Women’s tennis Maria Sharapova has donated her Nike tennis shoes engineered for her.
2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has donated tennis shoes identical to those he won Wimbledon in.
A host of well-loved footballing heroes have donated their bespoke spikes, including two players who have lead Chelsea FC to victory – Didier Drogba and John Terry. QPR and ex Arsenal player Rio Ferdinand has donated a pair of Nike hi-tops.
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