Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has written a heartwarming letter to a nine-year-old fan who was disappointed she couldn’t find the Curry 5 basketball shoes for girls.
Riley Morrison, from Napa, California, penned a letter to her favourite basketball player after she was unable to find his signature sneakers in the girl’s section of the Under Armour website.
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp,” Riley wrote. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”
Riley’s father, Chris Morrison, shared his daughter’s letter on social media and asked others, including Emma Watson, to spread it. The post soon went viral and eventually found its way to Curry.
“I appreciate your concern and have spent the last 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue,” the 30-year-old NBA star wrote in his response. Curry also promised to send Riley a pair of the kicks.
He also invited Riley, who shares the same name as Curry’s six-year-old daughter, to come and celebrate with him on International Women’s Day next year.
Speaking to Teen Vogue about the letter, Riley said: “It seems unfair that the shoes are only in the boys’ section and not in the girls’ section. I wanted to help make things equal for all girls because girls play basketball, too.”