This Saturday, we are expecting about 200 locations in 17 countries to host a Hoops of Hope event, representing thousands of kids, teens and adults. It should be a great day and one that we pray not only changes the life of a child in Africa, but changes every participant as well.
Monday, December 1, 2008
World AIDS Day
Today is World AIDS Day. A day that is set aside to create awareness to a disease that has orphaned over 15 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa. 15 Million comes and goes as just a number, BUT, think about how many children this represents. If 15 million children were to link hands and stand in a straight line, they'd stretch from Los Angeles to New York and back again...5 1/2 times! Think about that. That represents a lot of children left alone. Which is why Hoops of Hope exists - to create awareness in youth and adults in developed countries to care for these 15 million children. All by doing something fun.