The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


A Tribute to Manute Bol


Tuesday, Nov. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


One of the tallest players in NBA history, the late Manute Bol began his basketball career in Washington, D.C. Before his death in June 2010, Bol had begun an effort to build 41 schools in his native Sudan that would be open to children of all backgrounds. Bol died before the first school was completed.

Bol spoke out for peace in his native Sudan, which for years has experienced religious conflict between the northern and southern parts of the country.

On Nov. 9, friends of Bol and those who wish to see his humanitarian efforts completed will gather at The Catholic University of America to remember and pay tribute to him. Speakers at the event include Bob Ferry, former general manager of the Washington Bullets; Chuck Douglas, former assistant general manager of the Bullets; Ludo, one of Sudan’s “lost boys;” and John Zogby, pollster and CEO of Zogby International. A clip from the documentary “Manute Bol, Basketball Warrior” will be shown.

For more information, call 202-319-5999 or visit


Department of Athletics
Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies
Office of Campus Ministry
School of Architecture and Planning Sustainable Design Program
National Council for Independent Visitors
Sudan Sunrise
Zogby International

MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.


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