Kenyan Orphans Recreate the 1987 NBA Playoffs

By Renae Juska

Over 200 orphans in Kenya gathered together to re-enact the 1987 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. In particular, they performed Larry Bird’s epic game-winning assist.

The entire spoof of the kids is all part of a fundraiser to raise money for the kids of Grace Care Orphanage in West Nairobe, Kenya. They even have the soundtrack from the game in the background.

In case you don’t remember or haven’t seen the Eastern Conference Final game from 1987, they have included a clip of Bird’s steal near the end of the video.

Personally, my favorite part is where the kids are patting down each other to get into the “stadium.”

The Grace Care Centre is not in a convenient location where kids can safely play so all proceeds will contribute to a fund to build a field. Estimated costs to build the field are $56,000 dollars and they are hoping to build the field just a few blocks away from the orphanage.

All proceeds received by the Lift The Children Campaign will be donated towards the field and excess funds will be given to other orphanages funded by Lift The Children.

This is a great opportunity for the children in Kenya. Kids in the United States have so much more opportunity with organizations and equipment. It’s videos like this that prove the reality of the harsh living conditions in third world countries.

Looking into organization more, you find that they also re-enacted the 1986 World Series as well. You can’t help but smile when you see these kids just having some fun yet it’s sad to see that they can’t afford real equipment.

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