Nike MAG Raffle Raises $6.75M For Michael J. Fox Foundation
Nike raffled off 86 pairs of the self-lacing Nike MAGs (made famous from Back to the Future) earlier this month... with the proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
While we weren't among the lucky winners, all the raffle tickets combined helped raise a total of $6.75 million to the foundation, who revealed the news Thursday (Oct. 20).
From Oct. 4-11, Nike sold raffle tickets at $10/pop, and notified the winners earlier this week.
In 2011, Nike auctioned off 1,500 of the original MAGs (without self-lacing tech) on eBay. Those sales, combined with this recent raffle, has raised more than $16 million for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
"Thanks to Nike, we've raised a boatload of money for research and we've had a ton of fun doing it," said actor Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 and famously wore self-lacing MAGS in the 1989 film Back to the Future II.