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Coach Staley surprises attendees at youth summit with special gift

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The Healthy Young People Empowerment Project welcomed a special keynote speaker Saturday.

USC Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley spoke as part of the second annual youth summit.

The project gets young people involved at fighting obesity in their communities across the Palmetto State.

But these young people were in for another surprise.

Coach Staley gave out more than 100 pairs of brand new Under Armour shoes.

"I mean, it's incredible what a new pair of sneakers can do for a child," Staley said. "The smiles that they share with all of us, but also, they're able to go in school and break down social and academic barriers that they may be faced with."

Those who attended the youth summit shared how they've been able to impact their communities.

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