Wolves Football Team

July 17, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

July 12th we spent the day running errands with Aunt Cathy and visiting the Wolves Futbol team.

 

We went to a shop called The Bookend, one of the many places Aunt Cathy sells her book, I Know An Old Mzee Who Swallowed A Fly.  It is an African take on the classic American story "I Knew An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly", all profits from the book go towards sending kids from Uganda to school, check it out: www.oldmzeebook.com and on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Know-Old-Mzee-Who-Swallowed/dp/061563060X

 

We then went to a local shopping center, Garden City, to see if she needed to restock the book in a book store there. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<<<Cement sculptures at Garden City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we went by a local gallery called Aristock.  Outside was a traveling knife sharpener who has his sharpening wheel attached to his bike! Genius!

The art was awesome and different than the typical "tourist" art that is sold in gift stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we headed to a school field where practice would be, there were

lots of kids running around, below are some school girls.  To the right

is a small creek/sewage drainage running right next to the schoolyard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guys start practice!  Nobody wears shin guards and few have cleats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wolves are a team sponsored by Cornerstone and is also a mentoring program. Stone (photo above left with blue 19 jersey) was on the national team in the 80's and was signed to a pro team when his knee blew out.  He now uses his talents to coach, mentor and recruit.

 

Chris and John (our guide, green shirt) pose with the team!  Find the mzungu (white person)! Haha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then finished our evening with a walk to see the sunset and an overview of Kampala:

 

 

 

We are having a blast learning about the work my family does here, the culture and the city! Thanks for checking in on us! Cheers!

xoxo, emily


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