Vianna McGugan – Arua, Uganda
Teammates for Life – Sporting Community Outreach Project
Resurfacing the Nyaravur basketball court in Northern Uganda will restore hope and continue to nurture opportunities for boys and girls to identify their talents in a location where most go unnoticed.
Together, Vianna McGugan, president of Teammates for Life USA, and Ochan Moses, coordinator of start-up basketball teams in Northern Uganda, oversee the reconditioning of this community outreach project. In 2016, Teammates for Life started sponsoring a basketball instructions program on the Nyaravur court for young children during after school hours and on the weekends.
This program has produced educational scholarships for 10 girls now studying in the Teammates for Life program in Arua and put forward 2 girls currently playing on the Uganda, Under 16 National Basketball Team. Restoring the court will continue to keep young people involved in healthy activities, helping them to avoid negative social behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, and early pregnancy.