PSC Athletes’ Soles4Souls Drive Collects More Than 1,000 Pair of Shoes

Soles4Souls at Potomac State

Pictured with a mound of bagged up shoes to be donated to Soles4Souls are athletes from Potomac State College of WVU who helped with the project. Pictured from left are: Sarah Sine, Michaela Osborne, Peyton Smith, Connor Eberly, Rebekah Messenger, Chris Ranker, Meghan Anderson, Britani chambers, Jamal Ferguson, Bethani Chambers, Jenna McAtee, and Leah Hershberger. Athletic Director Shawn White coordinated the endeavor.

The Athletic Department of Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University recently sponsored a community service project called Soles4Souls during the month of April in which they collected 1,079 pair of shoes to be donated to individuals in need.

Founded in 2006, Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit initiative dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing.

Throughout the month of April, athletes from all sports at the College were involved in the collection of shoes. Athletic Director Shawn White who coordinated the event said, “It was awesome to see the student athletes and College campus work together for such a great cause.” 

The PSC Recycling Committee weighed the shoes at 1,324 pounds and were pleased that the shoes were kept out of the dumpsters. White also expressed his gratitude by saying, “I would like to give a big thank you to those individuals in the community who donated to this worthy cause. And we also appreciate the News-Tribune for publicizing our project and First United Bank and Trust for coordinating the pick-up and delivery of the shoes to the Soles4Souls home office in Nashville, Tennessee.”