NFL running back Jonathan Stewart gives away shoes

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City Gates Ministries had a little star power on hand to pass out nearly 500 pairs of shoes and socks in downtown Olympia.

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart, along with Samaritan’s Feet, hosted the Shoes of Hope giveaway Thursday evening at the corner of State Avenue and Adams Street — the same corner where City Gates already gathers weekly to provide basic necessities for the less fortunate.

Stewart is a 2005 graduate of Timberline High School and the leading prep career rusher in state history. He went on to play football at the University of Oregon.

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