Jamestown  (CSi)  The UJ men’s and women’s basketball teams invite the community to the  Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Basketball Games and Shoe Drive to be held on Wednesday, December 4 as the Jimmies host Dordt University in a doubleheader at the Harold Newman Arena. The women’s game will tip off at 6-pm followed by the men’s game at 8-pm.

Fans  in attendance donating new children’s shoes will be admitted to the game for free.  (One free admittance per pair of shoes.) The need is for athletic shoes in size Toddler 10-13 or Children’s 1-5.

Coach Thad Sankey and his women’s basketball staff along with Coach Danny Neville and his men’s basketball staff will coach their games in their bare feet to help bring awareness to the need for shoes across the United States U.S. and worldwide.

On Saturday, February 1st, a shoe distribution will be held to benefit local students in area communities

Samaritan’s Feet, Regional Director, Denise Blomberg says, “Samaritan’s Feet is thrilled to continue to partner with the University of Jamestown. Their efforts to encourage servant leadership among their coaches, student athletes and university as a whole is such a blessing to not only our organization but to Jamestown and the surrounding communities.”

The University of Jamestown this year, organized the first-ever Samaritan’s Feet Global Ambassadors chapter as a student organization with over 60 members, as it served as a template for student engagement for other colleges and universities across the country.

The Ambassadors Chapter was recognized by the University of Jamestown Office of Student Life this past spring for Outstanding Event, Outstanding Group Advisor, Dr. Mika Thorlakson and Outstanding Student Organization.