The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is located in Portland, Oregon, near the birthplace of footwear and apparel giant, Nike. Nike has worked in partnership with the Hospital on collaborative efforts on limited-released sneakers. While some may see this as a cash ploy, Nike donates all of the proceeds back to the Children’s Hospital to assist with the efforts.

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2014 Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle Designers Announced

Since its beginning back in 2004, the Doernbecher Freestyle program has presented the world with some rather extraordinary Nike creations designed by some very special individuals. Keeping the tradition going, Nike and OHSU have just unveiled the designers for this year's collection. Alejandro Munoz, Missy Miller, Caden Lampert, Addie Peterson, Chase Crouch, and Tim Haarmann will be the creative minds behind what is sure to be another special collaborative effort. With the entire collection set to be unveiled on November 7th, which kicks are you hoping to see receive the Doernbecher treatment? Drop us a line below and head over to OHSU's website to learn more about each designer.

A History of Doernbecher Air Jordans

Doernbecher x Jordan Brand releases are, of course, nothing new for the "Doernbecher" line. First teaming up in 2007, Nike and the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital created the Freestyle Program, where patients from the hospital receive the chance to design special editions of iconic Nike and Jordan Brand models. Since 2007, we've seen at least one "Doernbecher" Air Jordan release every year, including a recent re-release. So, we're taking a look back at all of the models year by year before the "Doernbecher" 10s release this Saturday. Drop a comment below to let us know what "Doernbecher" Air Jordans you have picked up, as well as which ones are your favorite.
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SKEE Live Exclusive: Doernbecher Collection & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Episode Preview

You don't want to miss DJ Skee's television-based show SKEE Live tonight. In addition to hosting rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for a special tribute to Biggie, Tupac and EAZY-E, Skee will be giving away a pair of BAIT x ASICS Gel Saga "Phantom Lagoons." Tune in tonight to find out how you can win a pair of the aforementioned collaborative effort on AXS TV at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Also, check out DJ Skee breaking down his Air Jordan "Doernbecher" Collection in the video below.
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Life+Times Interviews Nike’s Michael Doherty About Doernbecher Freestyle Program

A charitable cause and creative colorways have made the annual Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Program prized among sneakerheads. Jay Z’s Life+Times site caught up with Nike’s Michael Doherty, the Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations who helps sees the children’s design ideas come to life, to discuss the good cause kicks. As the Nike Doernbecher program celebrates a decade of donating and over $6 million raised, click here to get insight on how the program has grown, how the kids are picked and who the youngster was that came up with the idea.