Jan 10, 2013
Coaches Go Barefoot For A Cause

The Spectrum

http://www.ndsuspectrum.com/news/basketball-coach-goes-barefoot-for-a-cause-1.2970684

NDSU coach Saul Philips and UND coach Brian Jones coached barefoot at the Sporting your Barefeet basketball game to support Samaritan’s Feet’s cause to distribute shoes to impoverished children.

Coach Philips joined over 1, 000 other coaches across the states to raise awareness for the Barefoot for Bare Feet Movement, which tries to inspire people to donate shoes or money to purchase shoes for children that have none.

This is the second year that Coach Phillips and Jones have gone barefoot in effort to help bring awareness.

The campaign encourages donations as little as ten dollars to help provide one pair of shoes for a child. There were many volunteers from NDSU and local churches in the area.

The Barefoot coaching movement began in November of 2007 when a representative had asked a college basketball coach to take his shoes and socks off to raise support for Samaritan’s Feet. Since then thousands of coaches have done the same to help in the efforts to bring children shoes.

According to the Samaritan’s Feet website the organization is “…a humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through the distribution of new shoes to impoverished children around the world.”

Since 2003, Samaritan’s Feet has distributed nearly 4, 500, 000 pairs of shoes to impoverished children in more than 60 countries. Samaritan’s Feet Partners with businesses, community organizations, schools and individuals who want to make a difference and help those in need by leading awareness campaigns, distributions and fundraising efforts.

Coaches Go Barefoot For A Cause

The Spectrum

http://www.ndsuspectrum.com/news/basketball-coach-goes-barefoot-for-a-cause-1.2970684

NDSU coach Saul Philips and UND coach Brian Jones coached barefoot at the Sporting your Barefeet basketball game to support Samaritan’s Feet’s cause to distribute shoes to impoverished children. Coach Philips joined over 1, 000 other coaches across the states to raise awareness for the Barefoot for Bare Feet Movement, which tries to inspire people to donate shoes or money to purchase shoes for children that have none. This is the second year that Coach Phillips and Jones have gone barefoot in effort to help bring awareness. The campaign encourages donations as little as ten dollars to help provide one pair of shoes for a child. There were many volunteers from NDSU and local churches in the area. The Barefoot coaching movement began in November of 2007 when a representative had asked a college basketball coach to take his shoes and socks off to raise support for Samaritan’s Feet. Since then thousands of coaches have done the same to help in the efforts to bring children shoes. According to the Samaritan’s Feet website the organization is “…a humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through the distribution of new shoes to impoverished children around the world.” Since 2003, Samaritan’s Feet has distributed nearly 4, 500, 000 pairs of shoes to impoverished children in more than 60 countries. Samaritan’s Feet Partners with businesses, community organizations, schools and individuals who want to make a difference and help those in need by leading awareness campaigns, distributions and fundraising efforts.






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