Following a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Doernbecher Freestyle program has returned. On February 25, 2022, seven inspirational – and highly creative – young patients from OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, will virtually reveal their personally designed Nike sneaker, apparel and equipment collections.
The Doernbecher Freestyle XVII patient-designers include, Ayman Wamala, Catalina Vasquez, Cidni O’Brien, Maylee Phelps, Michael Wilson, Sam David Phelps, and Zoe Taaffe.
Since 2004, the program has raised more than $30 million to help save lives, develop new treatments and provide the best care for kids. Proceeds from the event and profits from the sale of the Freestyle collection will benefit Doernbecher’s area of greatest need.
The virtual unveiling of the 2022 Doernbecher Freestyle collection will take place on February 25th at 6PM PST / 9PM EST. Tickets for the event can be purchased here for $50 USD.
UPDATE 2/25: Nike has officially unveiled the 2022 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection. The shoes, an Air Force 1 Fontanka by Cidni O’Brien, NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 by Maylee Phelps, LeBron 19 by Sam David Phelps, Dunk Low by Zoe Taaffe, SB Stefan Janoski by Catalina Vasquez, Blazer ‘77 Mid by Ayman Wamala, and Air Jordan 5 Low by Michael Wilson, will first be auctioned on eBay beginning February 26th at 4PM PST or 7PM EST to March 5th. SNKRS is expected sometime during Spring 2022.
Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka by Cidni O’Brien
NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 by Maylee Phelps
Nike LeBron 19 by Sam David Phelps
Nike Dunk Low by Zoe Taaffe
Nike SB Stefan Janoski by Catalina Vasquez
Nike Blazer ’77 Mid by Ayman Wamala
Air Jordan 5 Low by Michael Wilson