The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) of the NCAA and Samaritan’s Feet have partnered together for an exciting relationship that will impact thousands of children in the U.S. and abroad. The two organizations will enlist the support of NCAA coaches, student-athletes, NCAA staff members and university faculty to impact children by providing new pairs of socks and shoes through distributions, fundraising events and barefoot initiatives.
Samaritan’s Feet and SAAC will create a multi-sport service-and-giving platform within the NCAA and SAAC family of members. By educating SAAC members of the poverty level in the US and around the world, student-athletes will be engaged to help spread the excitement about the “Barefoot for Bare Feet” movement. Ultimately, Samaritan’s Feet and SAAC will help create long-term service minded individuals dedicated to making their community a better place to live.
The activities that Samaritan’s Feet and the SAAC will partner in together include international mission trips, shoe distributions, barefoot initiatives like “Barefoot Coaching” and different fundraising events such as barefoot dodgeball games. Former Colorado State defensive lineman and SAAC chair Eugene Daniels will accompany a Samaritan’s Feet led team to Peru later this summer. Matt Horn, a soccer player at Winthrop University and SAAC representative of the Big South Conference will accompany Daniels on the trip.
For more information concerning the relationship between SAAC and Samaritan’s Feet or questions about the “Barefoot for Bare Feet” Movement contact Todd Melloh at email@example.com. We look forward to our ongoing partnership with SAAC and the NCAA.