Recently, Habibu Habineza celebrated his birthday at his ‘home away from home’ in Des Moines, Iowa. When celebrating this day, he thought of his friends and family in Rwanda, especially his peers at Ibirunga Tennis & Running Club. And, in place of receiving gifts, Habibu asked that gifts be sent to Rwanda.
His host family, the Benings, purchased two boxes of brand new high-altitude tennis balls and shipped them to Rwanda as a sign of Habibu’s support. The children, club leaders, and families were more than happy to receive the balls.When the balls arrived, the children immediately unpacked them and started playing a few matches, both singles and doubles.
Everyone was delighted by the gift and wish Habibu many more happy birthdays! We send our regards to the Bening family.