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With all the issues toed to sport today, from Deflate Gate to the wreck of a season the Knicks are having, it is nice to find a unique voice, a refreshing reminder of what good can come from sport, and how one can take the gifts given them to “Pay It Forward,” a trait that brands, and business partners love attaching themselves to.
Such is the case with Jersey native and University of Wisconsin star student-athlete Brittany Ammerman. During the summer of 2013, she took a month-long trip to Africa during the offseason with Health by Motorbike, an organization dedicated to supplying health camps to women. From that sprung something even more remarkable for the Pre-Med major and Badgers star, she has been on a mission to help and empower women in seven remote Kenyan villages, doing it with education about nutrition and health care, and with the launch of a women’s soccer league. The league is called Nikumbuke, which means “Remember me” in Swahili.