On Barefoot Coaching Night at the DCC basketball games Thursday, 26 pairs of shoes were donated and will be distributed to those in need within the MonDak Region by Samaritan’s Feet and $830 was donated to provide school shoes in Kenya. That will be enough to buy new school shoes for over 40 children.
Coach Romeo with the Lady Bucs and Coach Peterson with the Bucs 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. Both Dawson teams won their games this year and the past two years.
Men’s Coach Joe Peterson was very pleased, “Romeo and I might need to consider going barefoot every game since we’ve never lost one of these barefoot games. But it is much more important than getting a win, it is about helping those in need. The students, faculty, staff and many from the community pitched in to help make it a success. This community is very generous and quick to help. I hope our players can learn a good lesson from them. What people gave on Thursday will make a big impact in many lives here in the region and across the world in Kenya.”