TORONTO – On June 13, the Toronto Raptors made history by winning their first NBA Championship in franchise history. As the City of Toronto and Canada continue to celebrate this extraordinary achievement, the Bata Shoe Museum is excited to announce that sneakers belonging to members of the 2018-2019 team are on view beginning today in the Behind the Scenes exhibition on the main floor.
Generously on loan to the Bata Shoe Museum from the Toronto Raptors, the sneakers on view include those worn by Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet during the 2019 NBA playoffs. Canadian Rapper and Raptors Global Ambassador, Drake, also has a pair of sneakers currently on view in the gallery.
Visitors will be able to see the sneakers until September 18, 2019. Following the display, they will be auctioned off in support of MLSE Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth by building facilities, giving to sustainable programs and empowering youth through sports and recreation. Auction details to follow at a later date.
ABOUT THE BATA SHOE MUSEUM
With an International collection of over 13,000 shoes and related artefacts, the Bata Shoe Museum celebrates 4,500 years of footwear history in four distinctive rotating galleries. Through the creation of its innovative exhibitions, the BSM strives to enlighten and entertain visitors of all ages. For every shoe there’s a story. Discover thousands at the Bata Shoe Museum. Further information is available at www.batashoemuseum.ca or @batashoemuseum.