FARGO, N.D. -- A former North Dakota college student who started a charity to provide shoes for poor children has returned to watch two basketball coaches work barefoot.
Emmanuel "Manny" Ohonme is a native of Nigeria who came to the United States on a basketball scholarship at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.
Ohonme is the founder of Samaritan's Feet, which has helped 5 million children in 65 countries obtain shoes. Thousands of basketball coaches at all levels have promoted the cause by managing games without shoes.
Ohonme says it's exciting to return to a place he and his wife, a Devils Lake native, know as home.