Georgia State coach Ron Hunter will coach in his bare feet in Thursday’s game against UNC-Wilmington to raise awareness of the millions of children around the world that don’t have a pair of shoes.
Shoes aren’t a fashion statement. They can help prevent foot-borne diseases that can kill.
Hunter said he hopes that they can raise enough money this week to purchase 250,000 pairs of shoes, which will be given away when he goes on his annual trip this summer to visit impoverished children.
If interested, you can do your part by purchasing a $22 ticket to Thursday’s game. Ten dollars from every ticket will be donated to Samaritan’s Feet.
Click here if you want to purchase in advance. Use the promo code FEET.
If you already have a ticket, you can donate $10 at the game, or you can bring in a new pair of children’s shoes and/or a new pair of socks. Please don’t bring used shoes. They can’t be donated.
If you can’t attend the game, but want to help, you can donate by texting SHOES to 85944, and a $10 donation will be added to your cell phone bill. Message and data rates apply.
On Monday, Hunter and his team will give away free shoes to 200 Atlanta-area children at the Blank Family YMCA.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu