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Menís basketball on a mission in Haiti

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 08/21/2013 11:29:18
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The South Dakota State head men’s basketball Scott Nagy, along with a group of men’s basketball coaches and student-athletes, left Brookings on May 8 for a weeklong trip to Haiti, to distrubute shoes and food, and to put on a basketball clinic in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet.

The group, which also includes SDSU Athletic staff members and members of the community, arrived in Haiti on the eventing of May 8 and got right to work on Thursday with a food distribution, with shoe distributions, a visit to an orphanage and a free basketball clinic all planned for later in the week.

Several members of the team agreed to blog about their experience and share it with Jackrabbit fans on

Coach Nagy got things started on May 7, with the first entry about preparing the group for their visit to Haiti. You can also click on the photo gallery link below and scroll down for some short videos of the team in Haiti.

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May 7 - Preparing for the experience of a lifetime, by Scott Nagy

May 8 - We're here and ready to serve, by Jordan Dykstra

May 9 - Distributing food and playing "tennis", sort of, by Marucs Heemstra

May 10 - Ladies and gentlemen, here's today's top-10 list, by Brayden Carlson

May 11 - You can argue about the impact of humility, by Chad White

May 12 - Reflecting on a full, rich day in poverty stricken Haiti, by Tony Fiegen

May 13 - Washing feet with a nice view at Joy House, by Cory Jacobsen

May 14 - A little Q and A on the final day in Haiti, by The Seniors