Georgia State vs. UNC Wilmington

Jan. 12, 2012 * 7 p.m. * GSU Sports Arena

Sponsored by Coke Zero

Georgia State basketball coach Ron Hunter will coach his fifth annual barefoot game when his Panthers host UNC Wilmington on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the GSU Sports Arena in a contest sponsored by Coke Zero. Tipoff is at 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on CSS.

Hunter, GSU's first-year head coach, has coached a game in his bare feet in each of the last four seasons in support of Samaritan's Feet, an organization that provides shoes for underprivileged children around the world.

To read more about Ron Hunter's commitment to Samaritan's Feet, CLICK HERE.


The Georgia State community is invited to attend this unique game and support Samaritan's Feet. The special price of $22 includes a ticket for the game and a $10 donation that will help provide shoes for a child in need.

CLICK HERE to purchase in advance, using the Promo Code FEET.

Tickets can also be purchased at the GSU Sports Arena box office, in advance or on game day.

GSU season ticketholders and others already holding tickets for the game can make their $10 donation at the game. Simply visit the Samaritan's Feet table in the main lobby. Donations can be made with cash, check (payable to Samaritan's Feet) or major credit card.

Game day parking is available in G-Deck for $3 per car.


Panther fans who are unable to attend the game can still support Samaritan's Feet.  Donate by texting SHOES to 85944, and a $10 donation will be added to your cell phone bill. Message and data rates apply.


The game is sponsored by Coke Zero and will feature the "Trifecta Tribute." Coke Zero will donate $150 to Samaritan's Feet for every three-point basket made by the Panthers during the game.


On Monday, Jan. 16, Hunter and Georgia State Athletics will partner with After School All-Stars to pay a visit to City of Refuge, where 200 local children in need will receive shoes from Samaritan's Feet.

This local outreach effort will take place on the Martin Luther King holiday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Blank Family YMCA. Coach Hunter, along with his team and other GSU student-athletes as well as representatives from After School All-Stars, will distribute the shoes to the children.