A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the service of Coach Ron
Hunter of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
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A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the service of Coach
Ron Hunter of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Whereas, Ron Hunter is not only the head basketball
coach of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
but also a committed volunteer of the Samaritan's Feet
Organization. Off the court, Ron Hunter has raised
awareness for more than 300 million children worldwide
who go without shoes to protect them from injury and
Whereas, In the first game that he coached barefoot, Ron
Hunter raised over 100,000 pairs of shoes and publicized the
cause on 439 media outlets;
Whereas, In July 2008, Ron Hunter and members of the
IUPUI men's basketball team and coaching staff visited
Lima, Peru to fit 3,000 children with shoes;
Whereas, In January 2009, more than 1,000 basketball
coaches across the country coached a game barefoot, and
inspired the donation of more than 1 million pairs of shoes;
Whereas, Since January 24, 2008, when Ron Hunter first coached a game barefoot, Samaritan's Feet has received 3 million pairs of shoes worth more than $60 million, and over
$200,000 in donations: Therefore,
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly honors Coach
Ron Hunter of Indiana University-Purdue University for his efforts to
provide shoes to barefoot children worldwide.
SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Thomas A. Morrison, Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and State Relations at Indiana University.