After a lengthy battle to keep the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, the franchise is now moving closer and closer to their new home in a downtown arena. The Golden 1 Center is scheduled to open before next season. With the arena heading towards the final stretch, the building of the interior is now underway, including the hardwood court, which will use recycled sneakers to create the foam cushioning that is an important part of the flooring.
The Kings are asking fans to donate their used basketball shoes, which will in turn be utilized in the foam’s manufacturing. The foam helps distribute weight and create a more cushioned environment for players. It also an important part of making the floor of the new arena portable.
In true Sacramento fashion, the Kings are requesting that no Kobe sneakers be donated via the “Editor’s Note…“
This is a unique opportunity for fans to be a part of an important element of the new arena, so we kindly ask fans not to donate any Kobe’s. 😉
If you want to donate there are two ways to do so according to Kings.com: