The Amobi Okoye Foundation Gala was a send-off gala, for the foundation’s 2011 Changing Africa Through Education (C.A.T.E) trip to Nigeria. It also proved to be a special evening that highlighted the good deeds of a global Philanthropist. As Mayor Don Elder of Katy, Texas mentioned in his address to the audience, “It is not the size of the car that you drive or the amount of money that you have in the bank, but that you’ve helped someone along life’s way.” This statement is in direct connection with the young 23 year old NFL football star Amobi Okoye, as his foundation has been a blessing to so many people in need.
The Gala was a success and a well attended event with many special guests, including Mayor of Katy, Don Elder; Katy Chief of Police, William Hastings; and Houston City Council Members Wanda Adams, Jarvis Johnson, and Jolanda Jones. There were also a few NFL stars in attendance, including James Ihedigbo of the New York Jets, Russell Okung of the Seattle Seahawks, DeMeco Ryans of Houston Texans, and Amobi Okoye himself.
Highlights of the event included special performances by Kuumba House and Otu Umu Oma Cultural Dance Group as well as a fabulous fashion show by KACHI Designs, Callie Duty, and Atolle’ Fashions.