- Will Zalatoris and Max Homa are rockin’ some very special golf shoes this week in Memphis.
- Patients at St. Jude Children’s Hospital customized a pair of shoes for the two to wear at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
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Both PGA Tour players are wearing custom golf shoes at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational designed by two St. Jude Children’s Hospital patients. Nothing was off-limits in terms of design for the kids to design these shoes, either, they had full range of colors and even animals.
Zalatoris was excited when his shoe designer, Calvin C. from Nebraska, said he wanted hippos on his shoes. It turns out Zalatoris is a big hippo fan, which his fianceé makes fun of him for, but not this week.
Homa and Zalatoris seeing the shoes for the first time, with both kids watching on, made for a special moment as you can see below in the video.
“Motivation is key.”
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 5, 2021
Zalatoris and Homa, Memphis artist Jamond Bullock, and most importantly the kids did an incredible job on the custom kicks.
The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational plays an impactful role in raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 1986, when FedEx became the title sponsor, the event has helped raise over $50 million while positively impacting the lives of thousands of patients and their families.
Over 30 players in the field in Memphis this week will be wearing St. Jude ‘We Won’t Stop’ themed shoes.