Bucknell's Edoho Reaches Out to Liberia

Keban Edoho

Sept. 20, 2011

Last year Kebah Edoho, as a sophomore on the volleyball team at Bucknell University, started noticing something rather obvious. But what she saw turned into something rather unordinary.

"I noticed in our lockerroom we had a lot of shoes laying around," said Edoho, a 2009 graduate of Arundel High. "It was a passing thing. Why are they still here?"

Soon after that, Edoho was in the office of her head coach, Cindy Opalski.

"Why not make good use of the shoes?" asked Edoho, now a junior for the Division I Bison of Lewisburg, Pa.

So Edoho began to collect the old shoes and also reached out to other Bucknell teams for donations. The old shoes, more than 300 pair, were shipped off to youth in Liberia, a war-torn country in Africa through the Tarkus Zonen Foundation Shoes for Liberia Project.

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