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Nagy to coach barefoot Saturday vs. NDSU

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 01/23/2013 12:00:01
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Saturday's men's basketball game against North Dakota State marks the fifth straight season that South Dakota State head coach Scott Nagy coached at least one game in his bare feet in support of Samaritan's Feet.  

Coach Nagy asks everyone to consider making a donation as all funds raised go to send Coach Nagy, his assistant coaches and the team to Haiti this summer to serve others by distributing shoes to children in need.

To make a donation, simply log on to coach Nagy's website.

The Jackrabbits and Bison tipoff from Frost Arena at 2:05 p.m.

Nagy teamed up with Samaritan's Feet in each of the last four seasons to raise money and shoes for children around the world, including Haiti, and the cause really hits home for Nagy and his family, especially after a major earthquake shook the country on Jan. 12, 2010.

Nagy raised over $6,000 for the relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, and then took it to another level in 2011 season, when the entire Jackrabbit coaching staff coached in their bare feet against IPFW on Jan. 22, to raise money for shoes and shelters in Zimbabwe.

About Samaritan's Feet
A humanitarian relief organization that puts shoes on kid's feet all around the world, Samaritan's Feet distributes shoes to young people in 42 countries worldwide displaced by poverty, war and religious persecution.

Emmanuel "Manny" Ohonme founded the organization in 2003. Manny grew up exceedingly poor in Lagos, Nigeria, and never owned a pair of shoes until a stranger gave him his first pair at age nine.

That moment in his life, according to him, inspired Manny to try and make a difference in the lives of other people.

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