By Stella Kenyi
This post originally appeared on The Hub.
BREAKING: President Barack Obama will attend Saturday’s men’s basketball game between the Georgetown University Hoyas and the Duke University Blue Devils, according to sources involved in the planning of the event.
This Saturday US college basketball powerhouses Georgetown and Duke will face off in one of the most anticipated games of the season. While the two teams battle on the court, students and alumni from both universities will put aside their rivalry and come together to support the Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program, an initiative which links American middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities with sister schools in 12 refugee camps in eastern Chad.
The Darfur Dream Team was conceptualized following NBA star Tracy McGrady’s trip to Darfuri refugee camps in Chad with John Prendergast and Omer Ismail of the Enough Project. Their journey is chronicled in the documentary film
3 Points: Peace, Protection and Punishment
. McGrady and Prendergast will attend the upcoming game to unveil a video announcing the Darfur Dream Team’s partnership with Georgetown and Duke. Students and alumni from the two universities have pledged to raise funds to support two Darfuri refugee camp schools.
Over 350 U.S. schools have already signed up to support this initiative. Click here to learn how you can support the Sister Schools Program, and for more details visit www.darfurdreamteam.org.Stella Kenyi is the coordinator for the Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program. The halftime video was directed and produced by Robert Padavick. Animation and Editing by Jeff Trussell.