(Temecula, CA) 55 foster kids in Riverside County received brand new shoes given to them by Angels Baseball star Matt Shoemaker. The athletic shoes, provided by Shoes that Fit with funds from Pechanga Resort & Casino, allow the deserving children to start the school year off more comfortable and less self-conscious.
The children came to the Pechanga Resort & Casino Theater Thursday evening for the special shoe distribution and meet and greet with Matt Shoemaker.
He handed each child a brand new pair of shoes in his or her exact size, then posed for photos with every kid. Some were so excited they put their shoes on right away. Rancho Damacitas foster group of Temecula representatives say foster children often come to them with the clothes on their backs and most have never received a new pair of shoes.
Following the shoe giveaway, both the children and their foster parents were treated to dinner at the Pechanga Buffet.
About Shoes That Fit
A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Claremont, CA., Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive.
Named a California Nonprofit of the Year, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 100,000 children in 2,000 schools across 46 states last year alone. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don’t have shoes that fit by visiting our website http://www.shoesthatfit.org.
About Pechanga Resort & Casino
Pechanga Resort & Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experience anywhere in the western United States. Voted Best U.S. Casino by readers of USA Today and rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway. Offering 4,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 517 hotel rooms, dining, spa and championship golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort & Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free 1-888-PECHANGA or visit www.Pechanga.com. Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort & Casino is open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 and older to enter the casino.