The USD basketball doubleheader against Utah Valley on Saturday night will have added, more significant meaning.
No, not in a race for a conference title, or anything like that.
But for a shoe drive, hosted by the USD Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
SAAC will be accepting shoes, of any kind in any condition, to donate to the Cheyenne River Youth Project which benefits the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Definitely a worthy cause.
That particular reservation regularly ranks as one of the poorest regions in the country. Counties inside the reservation’s borders place in the bottom 1 percent economically of the 3,142 counties in the U.S., including Ziebach County — which ranks as the fourth poorest in the nation according to the 2000 census.
And Tuesday night, Keith Olbermann discussed the shoe drive and the reservation issue on his MSNBC show, Countdown With Keith Olbermann.