Uganda – Two of North Greenville’s teams once again proved that NGU is athletics is about more than just performance on the playing service after sending a North Greenville care package to a village in Uganda full of athletic equipment and game gear.
The NGU women’s soccer team and men’s volleyball were approached by an NGU staffer who worked with the village during her time in the United State Peace Corps. Head coaches Andy Robinson and Fred Battenfield came through in true fashion, sending over a package which included soccer balls, game jerseys which dawned “Crusaders” across the chest, as well as practice pennies and North Greenville t-shirts were sent to Uganda shortly after the request was made.
Also included in the package were cones for drills as well as pop-up goals and other materials. The equipment will be used for after-school activities as well as physical education classes during school hours. “On behalf of St. Jude Burora Secondary School and particularly the school sports teams, I wish to thank you very much for the uniforms and balls that sent us,” remarked sports teacher Alex T. “We are very happy for your assistance and we pray to God to bless you.”
Local reverend Father Charles originally reached out the former Peace Corps member and current NGU staffer about the donations. “Any time we are able to help a local community or even a community in another country we do our absolute best to do so,” remarked the staffer who asked to remain anonymous. “As is our mission at North Greenville, we strive to show Christ’s love in everything we do and to be able to do this through the sports mission field is a bonus. Sports is a universal language and is one of the best tools we have to spread the gospel.”