On Barefoot Coaching Night at the DCC basketball games Thursday, 24 pairs of new shoes were donated and will be distributed to those in need within the MonDak Region by Samaritan’s Feet. And over $850 was donated to the Suba Lakers Soccer Club in Kenya. They will use the money to buy 10 pairs of soccer cleats and pay for an entire year of high school education for 1 girl and an entire year of college education for another girl.
The coaching staffs for Williston State College and Dawson Community College participated in the event by taking off their shoes and coaching barefooted to raise awareness for the millions of people throughout the world who don’t have proper footwear. The Lady Bucs and the Bucs both won their games this year as well as last year’s Barefoot Coaching Game.
DCC Bucs Coach Joe Peterson was very pleased, “Last year we had more shoe donations, but this year the financial donations greatly increased. Many people said that it is more difficult this year to find new shoes in town. I love doing events like this because it is good for our players, student body and fans to have an opportunity to help those who are less fortunate. Not having proper footwear is an issue I have seen firsthand during the 11 years I lived in Kenya. The shoes and money donated last night will make a big impact in many peoples’ lives.”