Lieutenant governor goes barefoot

August 26, 2009 4:52:55 AM PDT
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton is making a statement with his feet. He will hold a news conference Wednesday to kick off an effort to deliver thousands of pairs of shoes to needy children in NC. The effort is sponsored by Samaritan's Feet, a Charlotte-based international nonprofit started by Manny Ohonme.

Ohonme, a native of Nigeria, received his pair of shoes at age 9. He eventually won a scholarship to play basketball in the U.S.

Dalton will be barefoot when he holds the news conference on the front porch of the lieutenant governor's office in Raleigh.

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