Gary to Coach Barefoot in an Effort to Help Those in Need
Friday, January 16, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Centenary’s head coach Greg Gary will take part in a national event by coaching the Gents barefoot on Saturday against IUPUI at 6 p.m. (central). By doing this, he, along with five other coaches across the Summit League will participate in an effort to collect shoes for the non-profit organization, Samaritan’s Feet.


He will be accompanied by IUPUI’s head coach Ron Hunter, who was the first to coach barefoot to raise awareness about this respected organization. Gary accepted the challenge his fellow coaching colleague has asked of him and will appear dressed in his usual suit and tie, but will walk the hardwood shoeless.


Samaritan’s Feet was founded in 2003 as an international ministry focused on bringing a life-changing message of hope to youth and children through sports and recreation. The organization provides relief for those suffering through poverty, religious persecution, and war, while demonstrating its compassion for washing and equipping children’s feet with shoes. Currently, this organization has collected over 900,000 pairs of shoes and distributed them throughout 42 countries in the world.


The IUPUI Athletic Department will have a shoe collection along the concourse in Saturday’s doubleheader. They do encourage anyone who wishes to participate in some way, to log onto and make a donation