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PCC volleyball teams up with Samaritan's Feet

14 October 2016

On their Oct. 19 match against Garden City Community College, Pratt Community College volleyball is playing for more than wins and losses. The Beavers will be taking part in gathering volleyball equipment for Samaritan's Feet youth volleyball mission.

Samaritan's Feet is a non-profit organization for the purpose of sharing hope with children in need by washing their feet, giving them a new pair of shoes, and helping them to believe that their dreams can come true. Samaritan's Feet is a growing movement of people willing to humble themselves as servants so that others might know the opportunity to a better life. Samaritan's Feet have had over 3,000 high school, city leagues, university and college coaches aid in the cause by coaching games, donating equipment, or managing practices in addition to making public appearances in their bare feet. With the cooperation between Samaritan's Feet and the volleyball coaching community awareness has been raised which has helped provide shoes, free skills training and volleyball resources to impoverished children especially in the African continent.

Volleyball Coach Jenny Mueller brings her connection with Samaritan's Feet to PCC from her experiences with the organization at Pittsburg State.

"Samaritan's feet is an organization I became aware of last year. My mentor and well-known volleyball coach and colleague, Ibraheem Suberu, asked me if I would like to host an event at Pittsburg State University. We donated 37 pair of new and gently used shoes for our event at Pitt State." said Mueller.

Suberu works very closely with this organization, and it is one that is close to his heart. He is from Nigeria himself and has recently started a grass roots program in his home country. They have close to 15 teams of young boys and girls competing in the sport of volleyball. The kids there are excited to learn and play the game. While we in the US are so very fortunate to have equipment, shoes, uniforms and apparel at our fingertips, it is not the case in parts of Africa. These kids are extremely excited to receive these items and wear them to compete in their leagues.

There are around five junior colleges in KS and three to four Division II schools in both Missouri and Kansas hosting these events. Suberu is reaching out to more coaching colleagues to help gain awareness for the wonderful cause.

Donations of gently used athletic shoes, socks and volleyball equipment can be donated at the Volleyball game on Oct. 19. Bring your items to the PCC the Beaver Dome for free admission to the game at 6:30 p.m.