Summer Series: Tulane Men’s Basketball heads to Costa Rica

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Ron Hunter
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NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane Men’s Basketball team is heading to Costa Rica for mission work, team building and of course to play basketball.

While on the trip the team will be working with Samaritan’s Feet, a humanitarian aid organization that serves and inspires hop by providing shoes to those in need around the world. They have helped more than 8.7 million people across 109 countries and 530 U.S. cities. Head Coach Ron Hunter is an ambassador for the Samaritan’s Feet organization.

The team will arrive in San Jose on August 6th and immediately head to the gym for a practice. The next day the team will take a tour of the city before competing in their first game of the trip.

On August 8th the team will head to a elementary school in Tibas de San Jose with Samaritan’s Feet and help distribute shoes to 327 children ranging from ages 7-12. This will be the first of two shoe distributions the team and staff take part in.

August 9th will be another game day for the Green Wave, with many of the newcomers getting playing time in the Olive and Blue for the first time.

On August 10th the team will take part in their second shoe distribution with Samaritan’s Feet in Concepcion La Union, Barrio San Francisco. They will help 272 children ages 4-12. The team will then head out to Playa Herradura to begin team building exercises.

The final two days of the trip will be all about togetherness, with an ATV tour, barbeque beach dinner and catamaran tour in the Herradura Bay off the Gulf of Nicoya before heading home on the 13th.

To learn more about the VII Group and Samaritan’s Feet please follow the links below.

The VII Group

Samaritan’s Feet

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