Devils winger Zach Parise is among a group of athletes and celebrities taking part in a shoe auction to benefit Japan relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami in that country.

Parise will donate a pair of his skates to Soles4Souls®, an international shoe charity, for a charity auction on the CharityBuzz.com website beginning June 1 and extending until June 22.

For more information about the auction and how to bid, or to find out how to get involved in Soles4Souls 2011 National Barefoot Week, visit giveshoes.org.

Among the NHL players that kicked off their soles for the auction include Parise, Wayne Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin, Zdeno Chara, Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Pronger.