Ron Hunter walked up and down courtside barefoot Thursday night for a very good reason. The Georgia State head coach is raising funds for Samaritan's Feet, a charity that provides shoes to underprivileged children, and this is the fifth game he has coached in his bare feet.
Hunter spoke to the Atlanta Journal Constitution about his inspiration, Martin Luther King:
In our country, shoes are a fashion statement. I didn't understand it until I washed the feet of a child and understood this is the only time they will get a pair of shoes. The look on their face and in their eyes. We just gave them a bit of hope. Dr. King was about hope. That’s what these shoes represent. They represent hope.
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