Despite arriving in Accra late last night, we had to be up at sunrise to drive to the Village of Hope in rural Ghana. As soon as we arrived, we realized that the trek was well worth it. It’s hard to describe how inspiring it was to see so many young and enthusiastic children smiling and playing basketball with the Giants. It means so much to the elders of that community to have a dedicated place for their children to play and be active. After returning to Accra in the early-afternoon, the coaches joined the campers for lunch, followed by some quick words of inspiration heading into camp tomorrow morning. The campers were then outfitted in their new GOA gear, which they wore with pride. It was evident from their excitement that tomorrow’s camp couldn’t come quickly enough.