Asomugha Foundation and the Los Angeles Marathon

As an Organization, we are excited and honored to be selected as a named charitable sponsor of the LA Marathon.

The Asomugha Foundation is seeking first time and/ or experienced marathon runners interested in participating in the 26k race and running for a great cause. The goal is to have each marathon runner on the foundation’s team raise at least $1,000.00.

The money raised will sponsor the ACTs mentorship and college tours as well as the Foundation’s vocational training centers in Africa focused on orphans and widows – all fundamental programs of the Asomugha Foundation. For more information please click on the link.

Los Angeles Marathon 2013 – Registration Link

AFRICANBALLERZ in the All Star Game

Luol Deng is the lone representation in this weekend’s All Star Game. This is Deng’s second consecutive trip to the game and he’s still humble and hungry as ever. Deng’s first love was Soccer and wanted to play the sport professionally. Deng says “he just kept growing” and Basketball chose him.

Deng currently leads the Bulls in minutes played per game and points per game. Additionally, Deng also ranks first in points scored, third in steals, and fourth in blocks at this point in the season.

Africanballerz Stand Up

The Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII.

Who could have written a better story? Keleche Osemele, first year player and he gets measured for a Super Bowl ring. Iowa State University celebrates for Osemele. Osemele is the first former Cyclone to start in a Super Bowl Osemele is also the first Cyclone to start for the winning team in a Super Bowl. Ghanians Stand Up for your son.

Amherst University celebrates for James Ihedigbo. Ihedigbo can add Super Bowl winner to his Resume’. UCLA celebrates for Brendon Ayanbadejo. Ayanbadejo, the outspoken civil rights activist, will continue to use this victory as a platform for his causes. Nigerians Stand Up and celebrate for your sons.

Brendon Ayanbadejo: Athlete and Activist

Brendon Ayanbadejo long time civil right activist chose the SuperBowl as his platform to push for equality for the LGBT community. Ayanbadejo’s passion runs deep. Ayanbadejo was a product of biracial parents and never felt like he fit in anywhere. Ayanbadejo experienced discrimination at a young age and it made his passion even stronger today by turning into the man he has become.

Ayanbadejo has taken heat from a legislator in MD and players from the league, one in particular his opponent in the Super Bowl Chris Culliver. Ayanbadejo doesn’t care about the venue or occasion, as an American he feels he has the right to speak his mind.

Ayanbadejo further states, “Football is just my job it’s not who I am”. I am an American before anything. And just like every American I have the right to speak!!! “The fight is not about same-sex marriage or interracial marriage or slavery or equal rights for women. The fight is for equality for all.” There may be a Political career for Ayanbadejo after Football.

From Second Round to the Super Bowl

Kelechi Osemele, a 2007 graduate of Langham Creek High School and first year player in the NFL will perform on a football player’s ultimate stage on Sunday when he takes the field for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Osemele was drafted in the second round of the 2012 Draft.

Osemele, a rookie offensive lineman, started all 16 regular season games as a right tackle before moving over to the starting left guard position for the playoffs. Osemele’s High School Coach Woodfin at Langham High has nothing but good things to say about Osemele. Osemele was a product of hard work and academic success.

Coach Woodfin and Coach Thompson, of Langham still keep in touch with Osemele. Osemele was a great example for the kids when he came back to the school to visit. All of Osemele’s Coaches have called to congratulate him, even his Little League coaches.