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NFL Star Nnamdi Asomugha: OWIN Foundation Fundraising Gala

Oakland Raiders star cornerback recently hosted the 4th Annual OWIN Foundation Fundraising Gala in Los Angeles. “Development, Africa and You: Erasing Poverty Through Education” was highlighted as the 2010 event theme. To learn more CLICK HERE.

Oakland Raider Nnamdi Asomugha Announces New Foundation

MARCH 15, 2010 — Raiders All Pro Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, a graduate of UC Berkeley, today announced the creation of the Asomugha Foundation, which will build upon his family’s current philanthropic efforts to provide access to education in the United States and throughout the continent of Africa.

“My family came from Nigeria and found success in the United States because of education,” Nnamdi Asomugha said. “The Asomugha Foundation is our family’s way of empowering others to find their own success through education.”

The Asomugha Foundation will build on the Asomugha Family’s current work in the USA and Africa. To learn more about these initiatives CLICK HERE.

Nnamdi Asomugha: Making a Difference in His Native Nigeria and the Next Generation Here at Home

Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha remembers the moment as if it happened just yesterday.

A native of Nigeria, Asomugha grew up in Southern California after his parents fled the impoverished country. “My favorite piece of clothing as a boy was a purple Magic Johnson jersey from the Los Angeles Lakers,” Asomugha recalls. “I wore that jersey every day until it didn’t fit any longer.” On his first visit back to his homeland as a 7-year-old, “I saw another little guy wearing my old favorite jersey. I could tell by looking at it that it had been mine.”  To learn more about these initiatives CLICK HERE.

CNN Features the Asomugha College Tour for Scholars

Los Angeles, California (CNN) — The high school honor student and the NFL’s highest-paid defensive back stroll down the destitute streets of Skid Row.

“I can sell you something right quick,” a drug dealer hisses.

Another shouts, “Gonna whoop your ass!” More expletives are hurled.

Seventeen-year-old Kenneth Chancey is giving a tour to Nnamdi Asomugha, showing the NFL star the streets that he and his sister used to walk to get to school while living in a Skid Row homeless shelter. Prostitutes, addicts and drug dealers scatter. “Camera! Camera!” they shout.

To read the entire article and watch the video CLICK HERE.