Nnamdi Okongwu Memorial Fund

$21,970 of $50k goal

Raised by 212 people in 29 months
Delinia Lewis  CHINO HILLS, CA

On August 9, 2014,  we laid to rest one of the sweetest most talented kid we know. Rest in Peace Nnamdi we are all better people for knowing you.

We will be closing down this site however, we have recieved a request to hold off until the  CHHS Basketball team fundraiser is over on August 16th at CHHS Gym from 9Am to 1PM, the Okongwu family wishes to offer their most sincere thanks for all the donations, kind words, and support offered by each one of you.

Never forget Nnamdi!
Due to the outpouring of requests, Kate and Mike have decided to make the funeral open to the public.

Nnamdi Okongwu will be laid to rest on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Forest Lawn in West Covina, Ca the viewing is at 11am with the funeral to follow. Flowers and cards may be sent to Forest Lawn.

Thank you all and may God bless each of you.

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Nnamdi Okongwu suffered a serious head injury in a skateboard accident.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Nnamdi Okongwu.  He has made his mark on the world of high school basketball and he is loved by thousands who have had the honor of meeting him or pleasure of watching his style of play.

The 6-foot-9 center would be a senior in the fall, he was viewed as a player with raw basketball ability, just beginning to blossom. He was starting to get attention from major Division I schools after the Huskies’ showing the past season. He had already received a scholarship offer from Loyola Marymount University, (a NCAA Division I university in Los Angeles).  He was an integral part of Sierra League title and postseason runs. 

Many have asked what they can do you assist the family.  Here's how we all could help.  1) Please make a donation today! 2) Share this link on your facebook, twitter, and instagram pages.  We want a worldwide outpouring of support.  We want to assist his family with the financial burden of this unfortunate accident has caused.  

We all love Nnamdi and this is a great way to show our love and support for the family.







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Update 6
Posted by Delinia Lewis
28 months ago
The Okongwu family is trying to begin the healing process and they would love to see you all at the candlelight vigil at Chino Hills High School football stadium on July 29th at 7:30 pm.
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Update 5
Posted by Delinia Lewis
28 months ago
Remember the candlelight vigil for Nnamdi is scheduled for Tuesday July 29th at 730pm at Chino Hills High School! Come dress you your favorite school attire. We want to represent all the schools and people Nnamdi has touched
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Update 4
Posted by Delinia Lewis
28 months ago
The Okongwu family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. Thank you for being so generous.

God Bless You!
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Update 3
Posted by Delinia Lewis
28 months ago
The Okongwu family is overwhelmed by the love and support they have received this week. Pray for them as they take this journey.
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$21,970 of $50k goal

Raised by 212 people in 29 months
Created July 17, 2014
CM
$100
Christian Machain
26 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JV
$20
Jessica Baba V.
26 months ago (Monthly Donation)
CM
$100
Christian Machain
27 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JV
$20
Jessica Baba V.
27 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JH
$25
Joseph Harrison
28 months ago

Thank you Nnamdi family for the bright light of your son's life you allowed our corner of the world to experience.

PM
$100
Patience Menakaya
28 months ago

May the Lord grant you peace in this challenging time in Jesus name amen. R.I.P. son Nnamdi, you have lived a wonderful life and an inspiration to many. You are an awesome child to God and man. Love and prayers, Patience Menakaya and family.

$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
RH
$1,000
Roscoe's Deli Chino Hills
28 months ago (Offline Donation)

Nick and Cheryl Montano generously offered to donate, 20% of the proceeds from the day's sales, to the Nnamdi Fund. The Montanos were so touched by the great response from the community they decide to match the donation. May God bless you and your business for what you have done for this family.

MF
$657
Michael & Rose Smith and the entire Smith Family
28 months ago (Offline Donation)

The last night Rose Smith presented the Okongwu family with a awesome donation from the sales of the wristbands in honor of Nnamdi.

TF
$100
The President Family
28 months ago

As part of the basketball community, our hearts go out to the Okongwu family. Nnamdi will be remembered with tremendous love and in memory his spirit will live forever.

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