Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the service of Coach Ron Hunter of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    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 disease;

    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; and

    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,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    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.