300-plus coaches to go barefoot

Updated: January 8, 2009, 9:26 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Last year, IUPUI's Ron Hunter was the only basketball coach to go barefoot on the sideline during an effort to collect shoes for needy children around the world.

This year, hundreds of foot soldiers have joined the cause.

Samaritan's Feet, the Charlotte, N.C.-based nonprofit organization that distributes the shoes, said more than 300 youth, high school and college coaches have pledged to coach one game barefoot and collect shoes around the Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

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