SPOKANE, Washington. – Size 17 shoes are hard to come by, but that didn’t stop a Gonzaga basketball player from finding a few pairs to help a man in need.
Spokane Team Forty founder Rick Clark shared with the the group’s Facebook page that a local homeless outreach group was trying to find a pair of shoes that size. He said the pair a very tall homeless man had was on his last leg.
As it is difficult to find a size 17, Clark reached out to Zags player Rasir Bolton for help.
Bolton said it was something he thought he could help and he left to train.
Next, Bolton sent Clark a photo of him delivering not one, but two pairs of size 17 basketball shoes. Bolton himself personally dropped off the shoes.
Clark and Bolton met when Clark was invited to speak to a group of athletes in Gonzaga when the NCAA began allowing them to earn money through their name, image and likeness. Clark said the professor wanted a different angle and he talked about using their influence to do good things in the community.
From day one, Clark said Bolton was in love with his mission and would call to offer help whenever he had the chance.
“He’s an amazing young man,” Clark said.
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