More on NHLers in Africa
It's not often an NHL defenceman travels halfway around the planet to spend a week with African children, the majority of whom are either infected with HIV or have lost their parents to AIDS. What's even rarer is for two NHL defencemen to give up a slice of their July for the chance to help those who are so unfortunate that many have already served as soldiers in rebel armies by the age of 10.
"I wanted to see the work first-hand," Ference said. "I wanted to see that culture up close and be involved in the community."