Giving A Global View Of Sports

By Yolande Lezine
Updated: February 11, 2009

HOUSTON — The Amobi Okoye Foundation and InVictus91 will be sponsoring a “Athletes in the Diaspora:Community Interventions (ADCI) trip to Nigeria, March 13-22.

Amobi Okoye, who plays defensive end for the Houston Texans will depart the United States for eight days of an annual trip in an effort to make sustainable and positive differences in Nigeria, Africa, and globally.

This year, he will be joined by more NFL athletes including: Adewale Ogunleye (Bears), Osi Umenyiora (Giants), Israel Idonije (Bears), Xavier Adibi (Texans), Nnamdi Asomugha (Raiders), and Tommie Harris (Bears).

The Athletes in the Diaspora: Community Interventions is a mission established by InVictus91 as a means of providing professional athletes the opportunity to give back to their local and global communities at large.

InVictus91, in conjunction with the professional athletes work through this program to help improve the living conditions while providing and opportunity for a better future for the underprivileged.

The purpose of ADCI is to minimize inequalities by maximizing opportunities. In March of 2008, ADCI went to Nigeria with four NFL stars to engage in the ADCI charitable programs which included: Youth Soccer sponshorship, C.A.T.E. Scholarship Endowment, and a Water Program.

This year’s programs will include: Youth Tennis sponsorship, C.A.T.E. Scholarship, ADCI Medical Clinic, Physical Activity/American Football Camp, and the launching of ADCI Academy of Learning and Sports.

The contingent of athletes will be visiting with distinguished dignitaries of all levels of the Nigerian government, including the President’s Office, State Governors, and the Ministers of Education, Sports, and Health to discuss various goals for the country of Nigeria.

NOTE: For further information, sponsorship or donation opportunities please contact: Okey Chidume at