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Monday, March 11, 2013

Ted Ginn Jr., former Ohio State wide receiver now return specialist for 49ers helps Africa children






March 10, 2013

By Tina Kaufmann

CLEVELAND - Ted Ginn Jr., former Ohio State University wide receiver now San Francisco 49ers punt returner, is on a mission trip with Pros For Africa, helping hundreds of children in Uganda.

The trip this year consisted of Ginn and teammate NaVorro Bowman joining a group of other professionals, who include recently retired wide receiver Johnny Knox from the Chicago Bears.

The Pros For Africa team left March 2 for Uganda where they've been partnering with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide hearing aids to those in need throughout the African country.

The group will also be going to the northern Ugandan town of Gulu to visit Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, a 2007 CNN hero award winner who runs St. Monica’s Tailoring Center. She gives women who have survived capture by the Lords Resistance Army throughout the region a new chance at a healthy and happy life for themselves and their children.

A trip to Hope North in northern Uganda, which is a boys school supported by actor Forrest Whitaker, is also scheduled on the trip.

The nonprofit, co-founded by NFL players Adrian Peterson, Tommie Harris and Roy Williams, and Mark Clayton, has taken more than 30 NFL players with them on this life-changing journey.

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