IUPUI's Hunter to coach barefoot, send more than 40,000 shoes to needy

Updated: January 24, 2008, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- For once, Ron Hunter won't be able to stomp, at least not loudly.

Hunter will coach barefoot in IUPUI's game Thursday night against Oakland University to raise awareness for children in need. His goal is to send more than 40,000 pairs of shoes to Africa in February, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"If a 5- or 6-year-old kid can walk around their entire life with no shoes on, then surely, in a warm climate, ...

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