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South Dakota State’s trip to Haiti has been a powerful one

May 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have spent the first part of their summer vacation doing something much more important than anything that they’ve accomplished on the court over the years.

Head coach Scott Nagy has taken his guys down to Haiti on a trip in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet, volunteering and helping distribute shoes to kids that can’t afford them.

The team has been blogging about their experiences (you can read through all of their posts here), but perhaps the coolest part of the trip is that Nagy, who has adopted a Haitian girl named Naika, got a chance to spend the day with her mother.

The trip, quite obviously, is having a major impact on these kids:

Pictures like this from Brayden Carlson are probably the reason for that:

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SDSU has provided a photo gallery here, and the Summit League is tracking the team’s twitter feeds here.

(Top image via SDSU Athletics)

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