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Shoe Palace Honors The Legacy Of SP Gina With Sneaker Auction


SP Gina was a special part of the Shoe Palace family. She tragically passed away in 2023, leaving a major void in the sneaker community that she held so dear. Learn more about the auction below that is currently running via Charitybuzz.

SP Gina Sneaker Auction

Shoe Palace has partnered with Charitybuzz, Jason Markk, and the family of SP Gina to auction off her collection of Jordan Brand and Nike shoes:

This special auction is dedicated to the memory of the one-of-a-kind sneakerhead, influencer and elementary school teacher, Virginia ‘SP Gina’ Wright. Sadly, we lost Gina in 2023. Gina had over 200 pairs that she lovingly wore and collected over the years, including her own custom Shoe Palace x Jordan sneaker from 2019 – Air Jordan 1 HI OG. Gina remains the only non-celebrity to receive her own shoe from the Jordan brand.

Jason Markk took the time to clean and refresh each pair as close to new as possible. Gina’s collection is going up for auction on April 2nd, to help continue her legacy of giving back to students. Proceeds from the auction will go to a San Jose State University scholarship fund in honor of Gina. Gina believed strongly in education, and was a San Jose State alum, so her family felt this was the best way to celebrate her life.

“Gina clearly left an indelible mark on her students and on the global sneaker community, and we’re honored to help continue her legacy through this Shoe Palace collaboration,” said Charitybuzz CEO Ben Erwin. “We look forward to auctioning the collection to raise important funds for Gina’s scholarship at San Jose State.”

As a global online marketplace, Charitybuzz is able to bring SP Gina’s story and incredible collection to sneaker enthusiasts and charitable supporters of all backgrounds and geographies.

The auction runs from April 2nd through April 16th at CHARITYBUZZ.COM/SPGINA. Please keep up with the auction by following @shoepalace & @charitybuzz on social media. You can also visit and for more information.

About Shoe Palace

Shoe Palace is one of the most trusted athletic footwear and apparel chains in the United States. What began as a small family business has grown into an extremely popular chain of stores, currently over 200 worldwide, and an online retail site, Shoe Palace was built on a strong belief that amazing service, above all else, is the most important reason why any business succeeds.

About Charitybuzz

Charitybuzz is the world’s leading impact marketplace for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, exclusive items and unmatched access. Through its premier online auction platform, upscale shopping experience, private concierge business, corporate hospitality, and sweepstakes program, Charitybuzz brings dreams to life and helps charities thrive.

In addition to incredible luxury travel, VIP event experiences, and rare memorabilia and collectibles, Charitybuzz features exclusive access to the world’s most influential personalities – George Clooney, Beyoncé, Eddie Vedder, Warren Buffett, Olivia Rodrigo, Sir Paul McCartney, Tim Cook, Meryl Streep, and more.

A portion of each Charitybuzz purchase is contributed to a charity. Partners include ACLU, MusiCares, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Broadway Cares, Save the Children, and thousands more. To learn more, please visit


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