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UC to Host Annual “Barefoot Game”


UC was able to raise $3,000 to put socks and shoes on 200 local children and are looking to do so again, but need your help!

Williamsburg, KY- The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women’s Basketball team is adding an element of service to their game on February 27th against Mid-South Conference (MSC) opponent, Georgetown College. UC will host their 3rd Annual Barefoot Game to support Samaritan’s Feet and their mission to provide shoes to 10 million children in the next 10 years.

During a Barefoot Game, Samaritan’s Feet is highlighted in various ways. Often coaches elect to go through the game without wearing shoes in order to garner attention towards the 300 million people that go without shoes every day.

Last August, UC hosted a Barefoot for Barefeet Event in the O. Wayne Rollins Center after raising $3,000. During that event, UC served 200 children from local elementary schools. Over 100 UC students, student-athletes, administration, faculty, staff, and coaches volunteered to help where they played games, talked, laughed, and equipped the children with a brand new pair of socks and shoes.

Tipoff for the “Barefoot Game” is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Bring a new or gently used pair of shoes to the game or help financially at UC is hoping to raise enough funds to help another 200 children locally this fall.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit

Samaritans Feet is a non-profit organization founded by Emmanuel Ohonme in 2003. Their mission is to equip ten million impoverished children with ten million shoes in ten years. Since beginning in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet has helped 4 million people in 60 countries. They also have partnerships with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee).