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PHOTOS: Youth Play Basketball For Charity

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prostate http://ccsa.edu.sv/ccsa/templates/corporative/warp/menus/accordion.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Was it not Martin Luther King Jr who said “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness?”

 

In Mahatma Gandhi’s words, “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

The basketball games attracted over 200 compassionate people to raise funds for an orphanage 

It was a thrilling basketball fun day Saturday in Naguru, Kampala and it was all played for a good cause.

 

Kampala’s youth organized the entire event under the slogan “Hoops For Grace” to raise money for an orphanage in Luweero District.

The youth enjoying music and beers

The event was so historic considering that raising funds for charity, especially among the youth, is quite rare in Uganda.

 

Majority of Uganda’s urban youth prefer to spend their weekends drinking and dancing to RnB music.

Young men and ladies enjoying basketball matches

On Saturday, September 7, over 200 compassionate people converged at Bush Court just behind Panamera Bar where they voluntarily contributed funds that will see the organizers of the event – who included Benjamin Rukwegye and Brenda Banura help rebuild lives at Happy Times orphanage.

 

Qatahar Raymond, a Ugandan journalist who attended the event, said “this is something we should all support wholeheartedly.”

 

Sharon Kakai, a public relations specialist with WMC Africa, said “If Ugandans could continue embracing such initiatives; we would turn around the lives of the vulnerable people in our society.”

 

As basketball teams took to the court, revelers enjoyed beers and roasted meat.

The charity event attracted Kampala’s Corporate class 

The youth were later treated to a thrilling movie, marking an end of a busy but worthwhile day of fun and charity.

 

If John Holmes was present, he would say, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

 

Each of these young ladies parted with shs3,000 at the charity event 

Perhaps John Bunyan would describe the event more brilliantly: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” 

A couple at the event 


We love our beer and supporting the vulnerable 


A basketball player prepares to take to the court 

A day of fun and compassion


This couple was excited at raising funds for the orphanage  


Revellers enjoy basketball games

Esther, the brains behind the charity initiative

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