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Pro Golfer Notah Begay III Helps Bring New Shoes To Hundreds Of Navajo Children

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Hundreds of children from Navajo Nation communities in northwestern New Mexico have new shoes today because of a collaboration involving professional golfer Notah Begay III, one of the only Native American golfers to play in the PGA Tour.

His foundation NB3 focuses on reducing childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Begay teamed up with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former Navajo Nation President Peterson Zah, who created a relief fund to bring essential supplies and equipment to the Tribe during the pandemic. Today, they distributed 300 pairs of Nike shoes at the Dream Dine’ Charter School in Shiprock, New Mexico. There are no shoe stores on the Navajo Nation. Organizers of today’s event say many Navajo moms have sent messages of thanks and appreciation.