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16-05-2016 by AO52

Former Texan Amobi Okoye signs with Ottawa in CFL

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After being out of the game while dealing with the aftermath of a life-threatening illness, former Texans starting defensive tackle Amobi Okoye is back on a football team. Okoye officially signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League on Monday. “Amobi is excited about the opportunity to play football again,” agent Darin Morgan said in a text message. “We appreciate...

20-12-2015 by AO52

CONCUSSION HOUSTON PRIVATE SCREENING

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  On Saturday, December 19, 2015, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at The Match Theater for a private screening of the movie Concussion. The film tells the story of forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) who discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease in American football players. He names the disorder Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. After the...

25-05-2015 by AO52

3rd Annual Kickoff 4 Kids Casino Night Fundraiser

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You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd Annual Kickoff 4 Kids Casino Night Fundraiser Saturday, June 13th 2015 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Westin Houston, Memorial City Admission $30/person or $50/couple Includes casino chips, drink tickets, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to participate in silent auctions & raffles Get your tickets: www.k4kcasinonight.eventbrite.com

29-11-2014 by AO52

Journey of Faith: Amobi Okoye

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To say that Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Amobi Okoye has much to be thankful for would be an understatement. After suffering a seizure and being placed in a medically-induced coma in 2013, doctors would diagnose him with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare brain disease that primarily affects young adults and children. Five months later, the top-10 draft pick and youngest player to be selected...

28-11-2014 by AO52

Marble Falls boy shares rare disease, strong will with Dallas Cowboy

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MARBLE FALLS — Bobby Shirley, president of Burnet Bulldogs Tackle Football, wanted to do something to help the Thompson family. Joel Thompson, 6, a Marble Falls Elementary School student, began playing for Shirley this season after battling anti-NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis two years ago. So when Joel’s father, Dedrick, told him that Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Amobi Okoye also suffered...

14-08-2014 by AO52

Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye overcomes ‘one-in-a-million’ syndrome, lengthy coma to return to NFL

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OXNARD, Calif. — As soon as next Monday, Amobi Okoye is expected to practice football. He’s going to crouch down in a stance. And charge at offensive linemen in his path. And work alongside his teammates. He’s going to do all this 17 months after he was felled by a rare disease, went into a coma and was left with a 145-day gap in his memory. “It’s a blessing every day,” said Okoye, the...

03-06-2014 by AO52

K4K Play 60 at Houston Farm & Ranch

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The Friends of Make-A-Wish Foundation are partnering with the Kickoff 4 Kids Foundation and the NFL Play 60 movement for an afternoon of fun and fitness at the 1st Annual BBQ Cook-Off benefiting children with life threatening illnesses. This event is a joint effort to bring awareness to kids of all ages to eat healthy and exercise daily. Kids Day begins with Kids Que, NFL Play 60 with Amobi Okoye...

05-03-2013 by AO52

Kickoff 4 Kids Sports Mentoring Camp

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NFL Defensive Tackle Amobi Okoye hosted his sixth annual Kickoff 4 Kids Sports Mentoring camp at the University of Houston Campus Recreation Sports Club Field , and it was more than a success. Driven by his ever-growing heart and commitment to molding and empowering the youth, Okoye invited over 100 boys and girls from the Boys and Girls Club and Houston area, ages 7-17, to join him on the field...

06-07-2012 by i91

Invictus91 Host AMOBI OKOYE’S 25th Birthday Party!!!

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Amobi Okoye’s 25th Birthday Hosted by Pop Star Sabi & DJ Brandi Garcia Special Guest Included: Antonio Smith, Brandon Meriweather, Frank Okam, Russel Okung, Stephen Reed, Stephen Bauer, Roger Cross, Mario Williams & Many More… ...

19-06-2012 by AO52

Another American Dream

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When reading the stories of past and present football stars, we read about them knowing from an early age that playing football is something they wanted to do, or how they had dreams of making it big since they were a child. Oge Udeogu is saying the same thing as he is hoping to attend college and continue his football career. However, as a child he did not know anything about American football. ...