The College of Mount St. Joseph football team wasn't the only winner in Saturday night's game against Anderson University.
Those who attended the Pink Ribbon game donated 600 pairs of shoes to Samaritan's Feet, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes new shoes and socks to impoverished children and adults in the United States and 62 countries around the world, and raised nearly $8,000 for the Pink Ribbon Girls, a non-profit group that helps young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
The entire Mount athletics department has been instrumental in helping the Pink Ribbon Games initiative continue to grow over the past few years. The Mount’s soccer Pink Games will take place October 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and the volleyball Pink Games will be October 17 at 7 p.m.
Mount head football coach Rod Huber received NCAA permission to coach the game barefoot to raise awareness for the number of children and adults without shoes in the world. Huber visited Africa in the spring with NFL football player Amobi Okoye and led football clinics.
"The fans and the Mount community deserve a huge round of applause for embracing these causes and helping out," he said. "This game was a win-win on so many levels."
The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.