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Israeli hoops star helps the homeland

Omri Casspi
Omri Casspi

Israeli basketball champion Omri Casspi, now a forward for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, is leading a drive to raise $200,000 for charitable organizations in his homeland.

Casspi said his campaign is part of a wider mission to show the best of Israel to the world. The organizations selected are Yad Ezra, which feeds the hungry; Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation; and Shalva, which provides rehabilitative, educational, and respite programs for children with disabilities and their families. 

Last year Casspi’s foundation brought a group of his teammates from the Kings to Israel to tour the country and offer a series of basketball clinics for Israeli youth. In appealing for support for his newest campaign, he said, “Now more than ever, we can show our true colors as a country and people by helping others.”

Those wishing to contribute to Casspi’s campaign should go to tinyurl.com/omricampaign.

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