Okoye and Company Return from Africa
Amobi Okoye led a group of NFL players, Coaches, International Federation of American Football (IFAF), College Interns, Doctors, and Volunteers (Including New York State Senator, and California Mega Million Lottery Winner) to a nearly two weeks fulfilling philanthropic mission to Nigeria
LAGOS, NIGERIA – Houston Texans defensive lineman, Amobi Okoye, and 44 others, including fellow NFL players Connor Barwin (Houston Texans), Frank Okam (Tampa Buccaneers), James Ihedigbo (New York Jets), New York State Senator Eric Adams and California Mega Million Lottery Winner & Queen Nerfertti Production founder Cynthia Stafford traveled to Nigeria to participate in the Amobi Okoye Foundation’s 4th Annual Changing Africa Through Education (CATE) trip.
The band of travelers spent 13 days in various parts of Nigeria hosting sports camps, coaching clinics and meeting with officials about the development of American Football, visiting local schools and distributing elementary/middle school books and medical supplies.
Okoye’s foundation played host to over 400 children who participated in the Okoye Foundation’s Kickoff 4 Kids Sports camps in Abuja and Lagos. It was during the Lagos camp that the first touchdown in Nigeria’s organized football history was scored.
Okoye sat with president Goodluck Jonathan’s senior advisor, Sullivan Akachukwu, to talk about the development of American Football in Nigeria, building CATE Prep Academy and continuing the goals of the CATE mission. A press conference featuring Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Isa Ibrahim, International Federation of American Football (IFAF) president Tommy Wiking, USA Football president Scott Hallenbeck, US Senator Eric Adams and the Athletes was also held.
Queen Nefertari Productions founder, philanthropist, and former California Mega Millions lottery winner Cynthia Stafford was also present and volunteered during the CATE missionaries Book Abroad program and medical clinic at a local school just outside the city of Abuja. Okoye and company encouraged the children to stay healthy and focus on their education.
For information www.ChangingAfricaThroughEducation.org