OU’s Orphan Relief raises funds for Ghanaian students with charity basketball game

Oakland University’s Orphan Relief chapter organized a basketball game with Nolan Elementary-Middle School on March 24 to raise funds for their year-long project to sponsor 21 Ghanaian students to attend school for free. In 2015, the chapter was able to fund tuition, school supplies and uniforms for 23 students last year, two of whom graduated high-school. This year, the organization aims to also cover health care, daily meals, tutoring sessions and excursions.

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Nolan Knights player jokes with fellow teammates before the start to the game.
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Nolan Knights block Oakland University student Fadi Sadik as he jumps to take the shot in the first quarter of the game.

 

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Oakland University student and OU Orphan Relief chapter Vice President Jousef Shkoukani calls to his fellow teammates as their teams leads the score against the Nolan Knights.
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Orphan Relief and Grizzlies team player Abdel Rahman Elmisiri takes his first free throw shot of the game in the last quarter following a foul made against him.
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Orphan Relief and Grizzlies team player Abdel Rahman Elmisiri takes his first free throw shot of the game in the last quarter following a foul made against him.
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Oakland University student and OU Orphan Relief chapter Vice President Jousef Shkoukani sits on the sidelines during the third-quarter of the game.

 

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Nolan Elementary-Middle School coach calls for a timeout.
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Nolan Elementary-Middle School students watch the game as the Golden Grizzlies take the lead.
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Nolan Knights and Golden Grizzlies team players join together during half-time to do push-ups on the basketball court.
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Two young boys stand on the sidelines during a timeout in the last quarter.
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Nolan Knights player Zion Barber is propped on the shoulders of Oakland University student and OU Orphan Relief honorary member Jordan Hess to celebrate the 47-45 victory for Nolan Elementary-Middle School.
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Marquan Ross, Nolan Knights player poses with his awarded trophies following the 47-45 win for Nolan Elementary-Middle School.
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Oakland University Orphan Relief board members and members pose for a photo with Nolan Knights players as they hold their awards.
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Grizzlies discuss the results after the nearly tied game.

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