Young Fan Writes Letter to Stephen Curry Expressing Concern Over His Shoes

Staff writer Kaylie Ritter writes about the change coming from one letter written by nine-year-old fan Riley Morrison

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Two time NBA MVP recently received a letter from nine-year-old Riley Morrison who requested to make his shoes available for girls too.

In the letter she wrote, “Dear Stephen Curry, My name is Riley (like your daughter 🙂 ) I’m 9 years old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5’s because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see there were no Curry 5’s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boy’s section, even to customize. I know you support female athletes because you have two daughters and host an all girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”

Later on in the week Curry responded to Morrison’s letter with a handwritten one of his own, posted on Twitter. In his letter, Curry promised to fix the problem and offered the young fan some additional perks as well. He offered to send her a pair of the Curry 5’s, promised her she’d be one of the first kids to receive the new Curry 6’s and even invited her to an event at the Oracle Arena to celebrate International Women’s day with him on March 8.

“It’s all about trying to get better in terms of everything that I represent,” Curry said in an interview with The Mercury News. “When you hear somebody say they have an experience with your shoes and I try to serve as an inspiration for the kicks out there, it was a vantage point I hadn’t thought about. She opened my eyes and the company’s eyes to get better and make some quick changes.”

Riley has said this week has been overwhelming from all of the attention she has been getting, online and at school. Some classmates are already trying to buy the Curry 6’s from her and asking for autographs.

Riley spoke up and took a chance with that letter. She could have easily been discouraged from writing the letter by her parents, but they stood by her and let her use her voice on something she believed was important. This sets an example for all younger kids, and even everyone in general. You never know what could happen if you use your voice to stand up for what you think is right.

Everyone has a voice they just need to find the time to use it.