This year the Dakota XII Conference will be hosting “Barefoot for Bare Feet” during the Conference Classics held on February 1st and February 8th. The girls classic will be held on Saturday, February 1st in Madison, and the boys classic will be held on Saturday, February 8th in Tea.
The plan to raise funds this year is to have a bucket for each school that fans can simply drop donations into throughout the day and have a friendly competition amongst schools. The buckets will be labeled with each school’s name on them. During the games throughout the day, fans will be reminded to support “their barefoot coach”. The coaches will be coaching their games barefoot.
During the month of February, not only in the Dakota XII Conference, but coaches all around the state of South Dakota will be coaching barefoot to raise awareness for the need of shoes in the United States and around the world. Funds raised from this effort will go towards Samaritan’s Feet’s goal of providing shoes for 2,014 South Dakota children this summer.