A special collaboration between 2K Australian and Gamilaroi and Wiradjuri Indigenous artist Allan McKenzie will see s unique pair of Harden Stepback 2.0 shoes auctioned for indigenous charity Red Dust. All proceeds of the auction will help Red Dust work “to enrich lives, improve health and strengthen the future of Indigenous youth and families.”
The auction will take place on Red Dust’s eBay page on February 21 at 12 pm AEDT and will run through March 2 at 12 pm AEDT.
McKenzie said, “I’m honoured that 2K asked me to collaborate on one of their most popular games, which drove most of the inspiration behind the design of the shoe along with the game of basketball. It’s amazing to be able to have my designs auctioned off to a cause close to my heart, that ties in so well with NBA 2K22.”
In the video above, Mckenzie talks about using rainbow colours to reflect the Rainbow Serpent and create a close link to Indigenous culture and storytelling.
“As we commence delivery of Red Dust’s Healthy Living Program in remote communities this year we’re excited to partner with Allan and 2K for this unique initiative,” said Scott Stirling, Red Dust CEO. “Basketball is deeply embedded in Red Dust’s history. Our founder, John Van Groningen, was closely connected with the NBL and our first visits to remote communities involved NBL star players as volunteers. Their efforts inspired hundreds of athletes to follow suit across 25 years, engaging in inspirational two way exchanges with thousands of young Aboriginal kids in remote communities.”
Red Dust was established in 2006 and you can donate by visiting the website; https://reddust.org.au/donate/.
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