New York Knicks All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire and Steiner Sports (www.steinersports.com), the leader in sports collectibles, today announced a partnership to produce a product line of authentic, hand-signed collectibles. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation and its programs in New York and abroad.
“I chose to partner with Steiner Sports because they are the best in the business,” said Stoudemire. “I am looking forward to working with Brandon and his team to create premiere products for fans at all price points.”
Knicks and memorabilia fans will be able to obtain such hand-signed collectibles as jerseys, basketballs and 16×20 photographs. Game-used items as Stoudemire’s trademark goggles, shoes, arm bands, and arm sleeves, will be available on steinersports.com or by calling 800-759-SCORE.
Stoudemire’s excellence in his first season as a Knick led the franchise to its first playoff berth since 2004. In joining the Steiner Sports family, Stoudemire adds his name to the impressive Steiner roster which also includes such New York stars as Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Mark Messier, Henrik Lundqvist, Eli Manning and Rex Ryan.
“Amar’e has captured the fancy of the New York sports fan in a big way,” said Steiner chairman Brandon Steiner. “He signed with the Knicks with no question in his mind that he could lead the franchise to great success. We are proud to have him as a member of the Steiner family.”
Amar’e Stoudemire is a six (6) time NBA All-Star. In 2010, Stoudemire joined the New York Knicks for his ninth year in the league. Stoudemire is a well-respected professional basketball player who has not only left his mark on the game, but also on the community through his award winning outreach. He has been named a Good Will Ambassador to the country of Sierra Leone and he is currently developing a community center in the African nation of Mali. Through the Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation, Amar’e has been able to provide needed resources for New York’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), Beacon Centers, AAU programs, basketball tournaments and projects abroad. He is focused on creatively inspiring youth to avoid poverty through education.
Widely known for his fashion sense and charisma, Stoudemire has been featured in Vogue US, Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Men’s Health, SLAM, Hoop, Gotham and a number of other premiere publications.
For more info, please visit www.amarestoudemire.com.