Thursday, April 8, 2010

Indy Students Help Prevent Malaria in Uganda

According to a report in today's Indianapolis Star, high school students in Indianapolis are hosting a fund-raiser to purchase mosquito nets for families in Uganda. It's from 6-9:30 p.m. tomorrow (9 April).

Three student groups are putting on "Net Night" at North Central High School, Metropolitan School District of Washington Township in Indianapolis: the North Central chapter of Ambassadors for Children, the Key Club and students participating in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). The event includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a carnival.

"During the basketball portion, teams of three to four people will play in competitive and recreational brackets. Butler [University] seniors Willie Veasley and Avery Jukes, fresh off their appearance in Monday's NCAA Championship game against Duke, will referee along with members of the state champion North Central boys team and the North Central girls team. Jukes is the founder of the Jukes Foundation for Kids, which also strives to improve the lives of children in the United States and Uganda," The Star reports.

There's more information online.


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