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Elena Delle Donne and wife auction handmade hoop to benefit NAACP

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The highest bid for this 1-of-1 piece of art is $2,610.

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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and her wife Amanda announced their auction of a one-of-a-kind, handmade hoop they created in their Deldon studio.

In a Nov. 13 tweet, alongside a video statement from the pair, the Mystics star shared that 100% of the proceeds from the art piece will go to the NAACP, short for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Delle Donne revealed they made the hoop to “raise awareness about the way the world idolizes Black culture and Black athletes, but perpetuates institutional and structural racism.”

“We are optimistic about the future,” said Elena. “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.”

Amanda admitted the couple has been devastated by the discrimination people of color, especially the Black community, continues to endure.

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

Bidding ends Nov. 20 at 9PM. As of Sunday evening, the highest bid was $2,610.

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