Pastor and barber kickball tournament raises funds for aid in Africa

VIDEO: Pastor and barber kickball tournament raises funds for aid in Africa
Updated: Apr. 29, 2018 at 8:39 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One church in Columbus is giving pastors and barbers a chance to partake in some friendly competition while helping those in Africa through a kickball tournament at the Shirley B. Winston Recreation Center.

Owners of the Barbers United says it is all about creating relationships in Columbus and bridging the gap between ministers and barbers, those who they call leaders in the area.

Organizers say it is not only about connecting Columbus as a city.

All of the proceeds and donations from the kickball game are going to an organization called The Soul of My Footprint in Columbus. They provide medicine, clothing and basic care items for people and children in Uganda, Africa.

They say today's event is all about bringing the city of Columbus together through fun, friends, and food while thinking of those in need.

"We're going over with Soul of our Footprints and a medical team. We're going to go over there, cut hair and provide solar-powered generators. We're going to leave some clippers there too, so the people in Africa can cut their own hair as well as teach them how to cut their own hair," explained Organizer Gerald Whiley.

Organizers say they are hoping to travel to Africa in September.

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