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Basketball coach giving away 115 pairs of shoes to his local community

Coach Jazmin Mitchell of Sumter Central is giving away 115 pair of shoes to his local community.
Coach Jazmin Mitchell of Sumter Central is giving away 115 pair of shoes to his local community.(WTOK- Travis Pettis)
Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 9:51 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -With COVID-19 hitting the state of Alabama hard. The financial impact has taken its toll on many communities.

A local basketball coach in York wanted to help out by any means possible.

Jazmin Mitchell, the head men’s basketball coach at Sumter Central heard that Icons Sports were giving back to local communities in need, so he reached out to them for help.

The company then turned around and donated 115 pairs of shoes to give to kids and also gave Mitchell bathrobes to give out to the elderly in the community.

Mitchell wants to use this as a teaching moment for his players and show them that it’s important to give back when you can.

“I just want to give back to my hometown,” said Mitchell. “I was taught it’s always a blessing to give back.”

The giveaway will be at Cherokee park in York, Alabama from 10 am to 1 pm on Tuesday. You will not have to get out of your car. It will be a drive-through give away with volunteers wearing mask.

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