UK men’s basketball team participated in a Samaritan's Feet community service project in the Bahamas on Tuesday, August 7.
Coach John Calipari and his team served 150 children from impoverished communities in Nassau, Bahamas, as they washed the feet of the kids and provided them with a new pair of socks and shoes, taking place at Faith Assembly. Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet and providing new shoes to impoverished children around the world.
“We’ve worked with Samaritan’s Feet a number of times,” said Calipari. “It’s always one of my favorite events because of the impact it has on us and the children we’re serving. The act of washing someone else’s feet and to put shoes on the feet of kids who don’t have any is the ultimate act of servant leadership, which we talk to our guys about all the time.
"They’ve been blessed to be put in a position where they can have influence on other people. What creates joy is when you impact others and see it influence them in a really positive way. To be able to teach them that while serving the Samaritan’s Feet mission brings incredible joy for me, and I want to thank (founder) Manny Ohonme for working with us again.”
UK Athletics Photos by Chet White