IFAF's trip to Nigeria in 2011 stems from a program called C.A.T.E. - Changing Africa through Education. This program is a part of the Amobi Okoye Foundation, led by Houston Texan Defensive Tackle Amobi Okoye. Amobi grew up in Nigeria until he was 12, and since being drafted with the 10th pick overall in the 2007 NFL Draft, has made it his mission to give back to his homeland.
The mission of the Amobi Okoye Foundation, Inc. is to Give Hope to Kids & Communities by fostering programs and services that encourage achievement, promote community stability, and help kids and young adults reach their full potential.
As you follow our journey, you will get to meet Amobi and the other NFL players who have made a commitment to Africa, and see firsthand how this group of dedicated people are making a difference in the lives of others, and proving again how the sport of American Football can have a positive impact on the lives of those involved.
For a look at last year's trip, check out the following video: