Thursday, February 19, 2009

Davidson kicks in for charity

Davidson’s noon Saturday basketball game with Butler at Belk Arena will also support Kicks from ‘Cats, which is raising funds for a shoe drive started by forward Andrew Lovedale.

When Lovedale has gone home to Benin City, Nigeria, in the past, he has jammed his suitcases with dozens of slightly-used Davidson basketball shoes and jerseys. Then he has passed them out to youth from his neighborhood.

Kicks from ‘Cats plans to expand his shoe-collecting efforts dramatically, sending him home with many hundreds more. Sponsors are Davidson and Samaritan’s Feet.

There will be a White Out at the game, with special white shirts available in the school bookstore and online. Proceeds will support the cost of shipping the shoes to Africa.

People coming to the game are also asked to bring a new pair of shoes, preferably basketball shoes in men’s size 3 and up. The shoes will be distributed in Benin City and possibly in other areas of Nigeria.—Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

This is a great effort for charity.

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