IUPUI coach Ron Hunter and 3,000 other basketball coaches are volunteering in a movement to help children in impoverished areas receive shoes. By simply coaching barefooted, they are helping promote Samaritan’s Feet, a charity that donates shoes worldwide to impoverished youths.
One can help by texting the word “SHOES” to 85944 and a $5 donation will provide a pair of new shoes to a child in need. Also, you can donate $1, $3, or $5 at any of the 700 FinishLine Stores until April 1. For more information about Samaritan’s Feet, please view the posted video above or visit www.samaritansfeet.org
If you’ve been looking for a pair of Bobbito’s 25th Anniversary limited edition “Kool Bob Love” Nike Air Force Ones in Puerto Rico red, look no further… we’re auctioning a pair of NEW IN THE BOX 10.5s on eBay in conjunction with the NYC Fury vs. Bounce Magazine charity game at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden September 13th. Read More »
Finish Line teamed up with non-profit organization Soles4Souls to create the Sole Destination shoe collection program. The initiative encourages shoppers to bring in a pair of new or gently worn kicks to receive a discount on a new pair.
From now until September 7, all 684 Finish Line locations nationwide will be participating in Sole Destination and will donate $1 for each pair given, up to $100,000.
Another successful year is in the books for Hoops 4 Hope! The charitable organization’s annual summertime benefit is happenin’ on August 22 in Sagaponack, NY. Food and drink will be accompanied by emceeing from Susan Burden and William Goldman.
What: Hoops 4 Hope Summer Soiree Benefit
When: August 22, 2009. Time to be announced.
Where: Sagaponack, NY.
For details, e-mail Molly Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-414-0810.
Aliso Viejo, California – Basketball brand AND1 has restructured its operating ambitions for the summer, delaying its Mixtape Tour to combine with not-for-profit organization, Project WE. The charitable guild was recently spawned to create opportunities for foster children through music, art, education, and sports.
Financial backing from AND1 has proved critical in giving WE the opportunity to mature rapidly and facilitate events for the nation’s needy children. Jeff Penix, Project WE’s cofounder explains, “AND1’s dynamic support for Project WE has served as an essential lifeline in helping launch the organization during an economic recession. Having such a well established sporting goods company on board gives us strong credibility and really adds to the experience for the children we work with.”
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Hoops 4 Hope is a global not-for-profit organization that organizes basketball clinics, teaches AIDS awareness and outfits shoeless children with your old athletic shoes. Donating cash or kicks to the H4H cause is a translocal effort–the kids you’re helping might be stationed in Zimbabwe or could quite possibly be those that go without in your own locale.
Budget superstore K-Mart recently partnered up with Protege Footwear to donate 1 million shoes to Samaritan’s Feet. Protege belongs to NBA players Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington, and is the latest in a string of brands that seeks to provide high-performance kicks for those on a budget. (Everything releasing from the brand is $34.95) Last week on TNT’s Inside the NBA, Pro’s Rodney Henry and Samaritan’s Feet Manny Ohonme talk about the charitable effort. To check it out, please watch the video.
Hakim Warrick, Rudy Gay, Mike Conley, and Kyle Lowry of the Memphis Grizzlies visited STREETS Ministries on January 15, 2009 as part of the worldwide Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Drive. Before fitting several young boys and girls with new Nikes, the players washed the children’t feet, a tradition that dates back to the ministry’s inception. To learn more about the event or to check out video footage and view photos, please visit the Grizzlies’ website.