Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: 'Mark D Ball' Takes Basketball to the Orphans

'Mark D Ball' has presented food items to the orphanage and motherless babies home and the Prisons as part of its programme in the ongoing basketball championship sponsored by the Senate President, David Mark.

This gesture is in addition to teaching the children the fundamentals of basketball and encouraging them to take careers in basketball.

The team which was led by the wife of the initiator of the 'Mark D Ball' program Mrs. Sandra Igoche Mark visited children of Mary orphanage in Otukpo and the Nigeria Prisons Service, Otukpo where food items such as rice, indomie and semovita were given out to the children and inmates.

While delivering the items, Mrs. Mark assured them of the teams' commitment to always meet their demands even as she noted that the children were registered and active members of 'Mark D Ball' children's clinic.

"We are reaching out to the motherless to let them know we are with them throughout their journey. We want them to enjoy the christmas with us. We have about 50 children here. We will make sure during the season and apart from the season we are in touch with them. "

Expressing her gratitude, the matron of children of Mary Orphanage Mrs. Rosemary Oganyi thanked Mrs. Mark for her kind gestures even as she said 'Mark D Ball' is among the few that makes the children feel among the society.

She noted that though the building was in a deplorable state some persons had volunteered to build another for them, however, she requested that 'Mark D Ball' help them with the fencing.

"This house is over 60 years and its cracking. Luckily 3 people from Porthacout took it upon themselves to build the house. What remains and what we are requesting from 'Mark D Ball' is the fencing. Although we have other things we will request from anybody that the Lord touches. "

The items donated by Mark D Ball were 20 bags of rice, 30 cartons of indomie and 30 bags of golden penny semovita.

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