“It feels great to be able to represent (Athlete’s Foot), be here today and give back to the community,” states Atlanta Hawks No. 1 draft pick, AJ Griffin.
With that, basketball fans, school kids and those who happened to be in the Athlete’s Foot store on Lee St. in the West End of Atlanta, doing some shoe shopping were treated to a 90 minute appearance by the recent draftee out of Duke.
Griffin also happens to be Athlete’s Foot newest brand ambassador, a title he takes seriously. The Atlanta-based retailer identified the former Duke basketball player for this partnership, with both Atlanta and North Carolina being key markets for the business. The Athlete’s Foot take shoes and shoe releases very seriously, as this weekend, the new Air Jordan Citrus 7 launched and was garnering a lot of attention at the store.
“I am so excited and honored to serve as an ambassador of The Athlete’s Foot,” said Griffin. “From visiting the store while at Duke to get my hands on the newest drops to now having TAF welcome me to Atlanta, I couldn’t ask for a better partner to align with.”
Griffin did a little shoe shopping, took pictures with fans and signed autographs. He also Griffin presented a $5,000 check to Fundamental Skills Camp (Community Development Capital) of Atlanta. Many of the young basketball players were in attendance.
With just a few weeks remaining until training camp, Griffin says his focus will soon shift to basketball.
“Ever since draft day, I’ve been (ready). I work everyday to get better and be around the guys, it’s all been fun. I can’t wait to play some ball”
The event also featured a backpack giveaway with each backpack filled with goodies and Griffin offering some tips to the young basketball players.
The Athlete’s Foot is a global retailer of athletic inspired lifestyle for streetwear, footwear, apparel and accessories. The Athlete’s Foot sneaker and streetwear chain has 550 stores and e-commerce shops in 30+ countries.
Look for a big season from Griffin and his continued involvement with making a difference and Athlete’s Foot.