Young refugees meet NBA star

Apr 20, 2023
Four young refugees from Sudan and Congo share a moment with Orlando Magic basketball star Bol Bol at a meet and greet April 5, 2023. (COURTESY)

ORLANDO | Four young refugees, two from Sudan and two from Congo who work with Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Comprehensive Refugee Services, were invited to meet Bol Bol, Orlando Magic star and former refugee from South Sudan. Bol Bol is son of the late Manute Bol who dedicated much of his life to helping refugees from Sudan. When Bol Bol learned the stories of young refugees and how sports helped them acclimate to a new country, he was eager to help by joining forces with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Catholic Charites to give this wonderful experience to the youth.

The guests spent time with Bol at a meet and greet April 4, 2023 – after Orlando Magic played against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Staff report, April 21, 2023