Luol Deng, of the #1 seededChicago Bulls (you know I had to), recently held a charity event for his Luol Deng Foundation entitled 'Game And Give', featuring two XBox tournaments - one for NBA 2K11 and the other for Fifa Soccer 2011. Kids and adults of all-ages competed not only with each other but also against Luol Deng and teammate Taj Gibson, who was also on hand. All of the entrance proceeds (plus that of the silent auction) benefited the Luol Deng Foundation, which "strives to provide hope to all the refugee's returning to southern Sudan through education and sports/recreation". I urge you all to check out Deng's story growing up in Sudan, more about the Luol Deng Foundation's goals and campaign, and to donate if you can - all at:
Jen DeLeon and I were on hand to ask Luol Deng about the Foundation and the positive, fun-filled afternoon for the children in a recap video above. We also chatted with Adam Andre, director of the Luol Deng Foundation, and captured more of the fun activities of the event, including an appearance by teammate Joakim Noah. Much props to Luol Deng, Adam Andre, and the entire Luol Deng Foundation for putting on a fun and interactive event for the kids and, together with everyone who attended, helping out for a great cause.