Making a difference locally
Our mission is to be a light that SCHAPEs the basketball world. As a part of that commitment, we provide financial aid for hundreds of players who could not otherwise attend a PGC course.
Since 2012, PGC has provided more than $200,000 in financial assistance to players. In 2016, PGC contributed nearly $70,000 in assistance to families in need.
making a difference around the world
When PGC President Mano Watsa first heard Charles Mulli's story in 2014, he knew he wanted to find a way to support the Mully Children's Family and their Kenyan orphanage. MCF, founded in 1989 by Charles and his wife, Esther, is home to more than 2,500 Kenyan orphans. MCF is often called "the largest family in the world."
Over the past 25 years, more than 10,000 Kenyan children have been loved, cared for, educated, and rehabilitated, with many former MCF children becoming attorneys, doctors, teachers, members of the media, and more.
MCF uses sports as a critical component in rehabilitating rescued children, and many MCF young people have become national champions in karate and gymnastics, all while training on dirt and with little to no equipment.
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the dream: bringing basketball to the mully children's family
In the fall of 2015, PGC launched a fund-raising initiative to raise nearly $400,000 to build a sports facility for Mully Children's Family. The vision: to build a complex capable of housing not only basketball, but also volleyball, gymnastics, karate, and indoor soccer.
In January 2016, ground was broken on the new MCF Sports Center, with construction plans calling for the project to be completed within the year. While most of the money needed for the initiative has been raised—with PGC itself a significant contributor—some financial needs remain.
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