African Health Cup 2017
Delicious food, great matches and body moving music, were the order of the day
On Saturday the 15th of July, the 8th Annual African Health Cup was held at Cawley Stadium, Lowell, where twelve teams representing African countries played for the coveted title of champion.
The event was put together by Africans For Improved Access (AFIA) and the Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC), and their sponsors and partners, like Lowell Community Health Center, which was providing free and confidential health screening.
Food vendors, selling famous African cuisine like jollof, fried plantains, and goat stew, and vendors making signature smoothies made the event a fun filled and family friendly affair. Various community groups were also present, engaging the crowds with information about goods and services that they provide and how they are available to the community.
The crowds were entertained by Afrobeats and Afro-Caribbean sounds provided by DJ Emteezy, who played an array of current hits, and old school from all over the continent.
Leadership of AiB at the 2017 African Health Cup
Ghanaian Members of the AiB Leadership Team with the Ghana Worcester Soccer Team
Members of the African Diaspora, Africans and friends of Africa were present at the event, meeting each other, connecting and participating in fun-filled activities that brought them closer giving them an opportunity to learn about different ways in which they can be supportive.
Africans in Boston garnered a good group of new members with skills in the financial, technology and the social benefit worlds. These new members were excited to get to know more about the organization and build forward the mission of AiB.
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Authors/Contributors: Flossy Azu, AiB Communications Manager – Joshua Mendes-Yesufu, AiB IT Manager