One-on-one with Sports Envoy Sam Perkins and Sports Visitor Joseline Kenyi from South Sudan

February 6, 2013

Basketball Exchange, with coaches from South Sudan

In November 2012, Sports Diplomacy brought five South Sudanese coaches to the U.S. for a 10-day dynamic people-to-people exchange focused on developing youth basketball programs in the country. During their time in Washington, D.C. the South Sudanese delegation worked with young American athletes at local schools, met with U.S. professionals in the sports sector, participated in an NBA clinic with Sam Perkins and Becky Bonner, and engaged in activities focused on teambuilding and conflict resolution. The program followed up on a Sports Envoy Program in October 2011 when NBA Legends Sam Perkins and Dikembe Mutombo went to Juba.