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April 4, 2019
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse vs. National Council basketball games raise money to benefit Angel Tree Project, Murrow Indian Children’s Home
OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse presented checks for $1,000 each to MCN Children & Family Services and Murrow Indian Children’s Home during the MCN National Council March Regular Session on Mar. 30 at the MCN Council House in downtown Okmulgee.
The Lighthorse versus National Council benefit basketball games, held Mar.8 at the Mvskoke Dome, raised $2,000 to aid the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Angel Tree Project and Murrow Indian Children’s Home.
The opening game featured the Lighthorse Explorers versing the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council. Then Lighthorse played against the National Council with over 400 spectators taking part in this event.
“We’ve had great support from the community, from the Council and this administration to support our children who are in tribal foster care or in the care of the State of Oklahoma.,” CFSA Director Kimee Wind-Hummingbird said. “With your donations and generosity throughout the year, we’ve had a lot of opportunities to do things with our youth that we’ve never been able to do before.”
The Angel Tree Project provides for all the children that are receiving services through MCN CFSA, which include programs: Child Protective Services, Tribal Custody, Tribal Juvenile Justice, or Promoting Safe and Stable Families.
Murrow Indian Children’s Home is located in Muskogee, Okla. The home offers residency for at-risk children who have been removed from unsafe homes by either the tribal courts or the state.
For more information regarding donating to the Murrow Indian Children’s call (918) 682-2586 or the Angel Tree Project contact the Children and Family Services at (918) 732-7869.