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On Dec. 10, two teams of children wore red sneakers to participate in a special soccer game in West Palm Beach, Fla., to honor a star player who could not join them but whose fondness for that color footwear was part of his lasting legacy. Oakley Debbs, an 11-year-old West Palm Beach boy, had died on Thanksgiving Day from an allergic reaction to nuts. Red sneakers were the only shoes he liked to wear. In his memory, his parents created the Red Sneakers Foundation to spread awareness of the dangers of nut allergies through educational programs, research and public policy initiatives.