Sunman, IN—The Christmas Spirit Foundation, Dull’s Tree Farm and FedEx will kick off their annual Trees for Troops program on this coming Tuesday, celebrating 15 years of delivering joy to military families. Volunteers, military officials, and FedEx team members will pack and ship 200 Indiana grown Christmas trees destined for military bases in Guam, Afghanistan and Kodiak, Alaska.The trees, donated by Indiana Christmas tree growers from throughout the state, will include letters of gratitude, homemade ornaments and will bring cheer to those not able to join their families for the holidays. Michelle and Dave Hoff owners of the Hoff Christmas Tree Farm harvested their trees Thursday to send for the state collection site. FedEx will deliver more than 17,000 real Christmas trees this year to nearly 80 bases at home and overseas. To date, the program has delivered over 225,000 trees in the U.S. and abroad.Trees for Troops is part of FedEx Cares, the company’s global charitable giving program where FedEx will positively impact 50 million people around the world by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023.
Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The competition in the last nine years has become a veritable ground for fishing fresh basketball talents. While advising the players to consider the competition as a step to make it in life, the President of NBBF commended the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, for sustaining the competition even in the face of the current economic recession. In his remark, Justice Ajanah noted that his desire to sustain the competition was borne out of zeal to foster unity of purpose in the development of basketball in the state as well as help to remove idle youths from the street so that they can have brighter future. “We have started achieving result as youths in the state have committed themselves to the game,” he said. While commending the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for supporting the competition with N1million, he assured stakeholders that he will not relent in his effort to further develop the game of basketball in the state. At the end of the competition, Team Kogi defeated Team Okene to win the 9th edition while Team Okehi defeated Team Ofu in the third place game. By Yekini Jimoh in LokojaThe President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Mallam Tijani Umar, has called on state governments to support individuals and corporate organisations that devote their time and money into sport development. Umar made the call in Okene, Kogi State during the Annual Ajanah Basketball Competition among all the 21 local government councils in the state.According to him, sport is the easiest and best way to mobilised and discourage youths from social vices that are inimical to their lives and the society at large.He therefore called on the Kogi State Government to give a helping hand to those who promote sport in the state, stressing that the Ajanah Annual Basketball Competition deserves the support of the government.