Masai Ujiri Meets Nelson Mandela

masai and mandela

In honor of a truly inspiring hero, I am pleased to announce the second annual The Giant of Africa event – a celebration of the life and work of Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of his passing.

In 2003 Giants of Africa was founded with a mission – to use basketball as a tool to educate and enrich the lives of the youth of Africa. By inspiring hope, dedication, hard work and perseverance, GOA has created a movement to a better, more sustainable and bright future for African Youth. Throughout the years, we have grown exponentially and continue to change lives and affect more African countries with the help and dedication of our supporters.

Nelson Mandela saw the potential of Africa and dedicated his life to changing the world in which we live while inspiring a movement towards social justice, peace and equal human rights. So much of what the world needs and deserves is what this great man was about – he knew that sport had the power to change the world – and that is what GOA aims to accomplish.

It was an honor to meet the great Madiba, and it remains one of the most important moments in my life that drives me to continue to celebrate and perpetuate his legacy. We miss the father of Africa.
Masai Ujiri

Founder & President, Giants of Africa
President & GM, Toronto Raptors