(KMOV.com) -- Representative William Davis is from the Chicago area.
He tells News 4 he was searching for a creative way to fund Youthbuild, an organization that helps disadvantaged young people and promotes job training.
The agency needs cash - but we asked why athletic shoes.
He says athletic shoes are mainly purchased for younger people, and Youthbuild helps younger people.
But where does it end? And how do we know this moneys going to help kids opposed to paying big salaries for some administrators?