Elena Delle Donne, wife Amanda auction ‘Demand Justice’ hoop with proceeds benefitting NAACP

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If one were to check the website DeldonDesigns.com, one may notice an auction at the top of the page for a handmade ‘Demand Justice’ basketball hoop.

This is only the latest way in which the Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne and her wife Amanda are hoping to bring awareness to atrocity that is systemic racism.

Delle Donne and her wife not only announced the creation of the hoop, but that 100% of the proceeds will benefit the NAACP.

Created in the Deldon studio and completed last month, the website describes it as a “one of a kind, handmade piece.” As of today, there are two bids on the item with the current bid standing at $2,610 with bidding slated to conclude on Friday, November 20.

We are optimistic about the future. We have taken a step in the right direction as a country but it certainly is not the time to be complacent or to ignore how much work is still left to be done.

–Deldon Designs website

We have been devastated about the ongoing discrimination against people of color and especially the Black community.

–Deldon Designs website

We as a country have benefitted from the lives of Black people and the system that oppressed them for centuries.

–Deldon Designs website

We made this piece to raise awareness about the way the world idolizes Black culture and Black athletes, but perpetuates institutional and systemic racism.

–Deldon Designs website

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