MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Kameron Johnson lived 9 years, but some hope to keep his memory alive by honoring him with a pair of his favorites: shoes.
Kameron was killed in a bus crash on December 3, on the way back to Memphis from a Dallas football tournament with the Orange Mound Youth Association. 45 others were injured in the accident.
Grind City Kicks is a local sneaker company that rewards youth who have shown excellence in the community with a free pair of shoes.
The company selected Kameron as this month’s honoree and presented his mother with a pair of air Jordan Retro 11 kicks enclosed in a display case.
“I didn’t know Kam personally but I know many people who did and they told me about how great of a child he was,” said Grind City Kicks entrepreneur Chima Onwuka. “I personally asked my team if this month we could not only highlight who Kam was but also give a shoe to his grieving mother for remembrance as well.”
The OMYA team honored Kameron by holding several fundraisers and presented his mother with his game cleats.
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley made a special gesture after a team win in December.
Conley gave his game-worn shoes and signed a basketball after meeting with the family.