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IUPUI’s Ron Hunter to go barefoot for good cause

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hunter-ron.jpgIndiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) head basketball coach Ron Hunter will coach barefoot courtside against Oakland (MI) on January 24.

Hunter wants to collect 40,000 pairs of shoes, the number in honor of the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., to bring to Africa to give to people who are not fortunate enough to have shoes. And for one game he will coach without shoes on himself.

Working with an organization called Samaritan’s Feet, Hunter, who is in his 14th season with the Jaguars, wants to raise awareness of the people around the world without shoes.

“There should be no one in this world walking around barefoot,” Hunter said. “I just can’t even imagine that. I can’t imagine my children doing it.”

Thank you coach Hunter. This single gesture has done more for a such a good organization than any donation he could have given.
Learn more about Samaritan’s Feet
Read more at Yahoo Sports


Written by Symphony

January 17, 2008 at 4:22 pm

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  1. In case you haven’t posted it yet, Coach Hunter’s efforts raised more than 100,000 pairs of shoes for Samaritan’s Feet. He will be featured on ABC World News Tonight on Friday, Jan. 25.


    January 25, 2008 at 9:53 am

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