IOCC partners: Peja, Vlade, etc.

All star basketball player Peja Stojakovic of the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets partnered with IOCC to provide mobility assistance to more than 160 disabled people in Thessaloniki, Greece. . . . http://www.iocc.org/news/5-7-08.aspx

And here is Mr. Stojakovic’ Children’s Foundation: http://www.pejastojakovic.org/html/mission.html

The NBA, on their own website, has profiled other joint charitable efforts by both Mr. Stojakovic and Vlade Divac, a former NBA player: http://www.nba.com/fedex/eng/divac.html

Vlade Divac retired from basketball, but still competes with Peja. (as it says in St. Paul’s letter to the Romans 12:10 in the RSV version, “outdo one another in showing honor” [to one another, and to those in need])

Here is Mr. Divac’s Humanitarian Organization Divac: http://divac.org.yu/en See also http://www.groupseven.org/

IOCC also partners with UCP Wheels for Humanity, which provides wheelchairs for those who cannot afford them: http://www.ucpwfh.org/

UCP Wheels for Humanity Media Gallery: http://www.ucpwfh.org/mediagallery/asia.php

And there are other partners as well: http://www.iocc.org/aboutiocc_partners.aspx

In some ways I am leery about adding to the publicity of athletes; they don’t need more adulation. Such effusive praise can be counterproductive for such as Peja and Vlade personally, spiritually. But, on the other hand, if there’s any possibility that a disposition to use overflowing blessings for the good of others is contagious, let’s by all means seek to spread it!

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