The Challenge & Prizes
Nneka & Chiney's Challenge Photo

The Story

Hi everyone!  Thanks for checking out our page!  We’re Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike.  We grew up in Texas and now are both fortunate enough to have an opportunity to play in the WNBA.  Our family is originally from Nigeria and we both go back often to visit our extended family.  We are all about girls empowerment and want to use our platform in women's basketball in the US to help youth across the globe. 



We are partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support UNICEF’s efforts in Nigeria.  This fundraising competition is open to all girls youth basketball teams!  Middle school and high school aged girls are all encouraged to participate.  Totally up to you if you want to create a team from your school, AAU or other basketball league.  We have three major goals for this competition:


  1. Engage American girls basketball players in community service.  You all have the power to make a difference and we would be honored if you’d do that with us! See Challenge details and Prizes below
  2. Raise awareness among Americans about what is happening right now in Nigeria.  It’s not just the terrible situation with the kidnapped girls – there are a lot of needs for girls in Nigeria.  Click here to get more information about what’s needed. 
  3. Raise money for UNICEF Nigeria's emergency fund that will help to support programs such as girls education and girls empowerment among other critical initiatives protecting and saving the lives of children.


We are really excited to launch this competition, see all the good that girls basketball can accomplish, and reward teams and players for their work!  See below for the details of how it works and what you can win.


Thank you for teaming up with us!



Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike