Ron Hunter doesn’t have to worry about sneaker deals, as the college basketball coach recently went barefoot for a game.
The INDIANAPOLIS STAR bounces over news of Hunter, the IUPUI coach who decided to go shoeless for the Jaguars’ Summit League contest against Oakland. Hunter’s stunt was done to raise awareness for Samaritan’s Feet, an organization aimed at providing footwear for those less fortunate.
Through his long-term efforts, the coach was hoping to eventually collect 40,000 pairs, with many going to African children. By game time, he already reached his goal - and then some.
Hunter was told before tipoff that he’s already helped bring in over 100,000 pairs for the needy. And the generosity touched him: “When we started this I thought 40,000 was going to be tough. When they told me before the game we already had 100,000, honestly, I almost broke down in tears.”
Even better, the Jaguars ran past the Golden Grizzlies, 82-69. So Hunter was able to experience the thrill of victory even while suffering the agony of de feet.
For those who want to help donate, we know where you get a good deal on some Starburys.