RENO, Nev. – Nevada women’s basketball coach Jane Albright, along with men’s coach David Carter, will be hosting Barefoot Basketball at home games this week to raise awareness for Samaritan’s Feet, a global non-profit aimed at providing shoes for impoverished children.
The Wolf Pack coaches have each donated $500 to purchase shoes from the Nike Store at Legends Marina and additional donations from donors have allowed for even more shoes to be purchased. All of the shoes purchased by the Wolf Pack will stay in the Northern Nevada community.
During the Pack’s home games this week – the women host rival UNLV in a Governor’s Series matchup Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Lawlor and the men play host to Utah State on Saturday at 3 p.m. – fans will be able to contribute as well. By simply texting “shoes” to 85944, fans can make a $10 donation to Samaritan’s Feet.
Albright and her staff will be coaching barefoot on Wednesday to raise awareness for the cause.
Samaritans Feet is a non-profit organization founded by Emmanuel Ohonme in 2003. Their mission is to equip 10 million impoverished children with 10 million shoes. Since beginning in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet has helped more than four million people in 60 countries.