The Manolo Blahnik shoe sale has become a summer must for shoe lovers near and far away. This year, for the first time, proceeds will benefit UConn agriculture students.
The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 15 at the Bantam Fire Company at 92 Doyle Road in Bantam, Conn. It benefits the Arethusa Farm Scholarship Fund, which will aid UConn agriculture students who need help paying for their education.
The shoe sale comes at the same time the UConn Foundation is in the midst of its “Transform Lives” initiative that aims to double the amount of financial support—including merit and need-based scholarships—that the Foundation raises for the benefit of the UConn student body.
“Tony Yurgaitis and George Malkemus have been very supportive of Connecticut agriculture,” said Dean and Director of the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Gregory J. Weidemann. “This scholarship makes an investment in Connecticut agriculture by ensuring the opportunity for future generations of students to support this vital industry through education.”
“The owners of Arethusa Farm have established a world-renowned facility for the production of purebred dairy cattle and dairy products,” added Cameron Faustman, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Dean for Research at the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. “Investing in human capital in this manner is consistent with the owners’ longstanding commitment to excellence in everything that they have undertaken.”