Brittney Griner is once again hosting “BG’s Heart and Sole Shoe Drive” this season. The first collection will be done on Saturday May 27th at the Phoenix Mercury game against the Dallas Wings. This initiative started when Griner noticed many of the homeless across the Valley were without shoes and wanted to help.
“I would wake up every day, and put on a pair of shoes, never thinking about what it would be like to go without,” said Griner. “After seeing people walking the streets of Phoenix, without anything on their feet, I knew I had to do something to help. With the support of my team and the X-Factor, the best fans in the WNBA, I am confident that together we will be able to make a difference and help those in need.”
Fans are encouraged to bring new and gently used shoes of all sizes. Donation bins will be located in the Casino Arizona Pavilion inside Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday May 27th.
All shoes collected on Saturday May 27 will be donated to Phoenix Rescue Mission. Fans who donate will also be entered to win autographed Brittney Griner merchandise. Griner will join Phoenix Rescue Mission to deliver the shoes personally to the men and women in need early on May 28th.
Shoes will be accepted by mail prior to the May 27th game to the following address:
Talking Stick Resort Arena
201 E. Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004