James Ihedigbo Hosts 3rd Annual Celebrity Bowling Event
Benefiting Hope Africa USA
Houston, TX;: On Thursday, October 27, Houston based Superbowl Champion , James Ihedigbo will host his Annual Celebrity Bowling Event to raise funds for his charity, Hope Africa, USA at at Dave & Busters (7620 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX).
Last year over twenty NFL players were in attendance to bowl as each lane will be paired with one of Ihedigbo’s NFL friends. Teams compete for first, second and third place prizes.
James launched his foundation in 2007 and carried these community efforts in Baltimore and Detroit, helping raise money for scholarships for African students heading to college. The money raised at this event will go to educational scholarships for students in Houston to help them further their education beyond high school
“Each year we always have a great turnout for this event and I really wanted to do something here in Houston, now that this is home for my family. I have always been active in the communities I’ve played in so this gives me a chance to really give back to my hometown and get involved in the community here, says Ihedigbo. “By hosting this event we are able to raise a lot of funds for our students that we are currently sending off to school and every bit of funds raised helps provide another student with an opportunity to further their education.”
The Hope Africa Charity was founded in 2007 when Ihedigbo was drafted to the NFL. James wanted to use his new platform to further the dream of his father, which was a dream and goal of a higher education for not only his family, but others. Ihedigbo’s parents also created an opportunity for people in their home country by creating a vocational school in 2001 that continues to help and provide education those in Nigeria to day.