Chelsea Gray Hosts Second Annual Shoe Drive

Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 6, 2018) – Los Angeles Sparks starting point guard Chelsea Gray will be hosting the second annual “Gray Matters Shoe Giveawaypresented by Adidas at Safe Place for Youth on Thursday, Sept. 13th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. PT. Gray will be on hand in Venice to donate shoes to homeless families and youth.

“It’s important to be active in the community and give back,” said the two-time All Star Gray. “Doing this event annually allows me to help kids, and bring smiles to their faces. Everyone smiles when they get a new pair of shoes.”

Safe Place for Youth, located at 2469 S. Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, has several services for youth development in a safe, supportive environment such as health and wellness, education and employment, street outreach, case management and drop-in services. Gray currently serves on the board of directors for the organization.

Donations: The Sparks are still accepting shoe donations (with a need for youth sizes) until September 12th during business hours at their offices at 5120 Goldleaf Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90056.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Chelsea Gray will be available to speak with media from 1:00-1:30 p.m. prior to the event. Media is welcome to stay and photograph the remainder of the event. Please RSVP to Sparks Director of Public Relations & Communications, Eli Horowitz, at

PARKING: There is street parking only for this event.