Barry Booker heading to Iraq!

Former Vanderbilt basketball star Barry Booker plans to visit Iraq in July to direct a one-week basketball camp at a local school. We join with other VandyManiacs in wishing Barry the best on this worthwhile trip.

Booker will attend this camp under the leadership of Servant Group International, a non-profit Christian organization helping in Middle Eastern communities, particularly with education and family.

"I was surprised to learn that there are Bible-based schools delivering a Western education to the people of Iraq," Booker noted. "I was also surprised to sense God calling me to participate in one of their events."

The trip is scheduled for late July and will cost approximately $4,200. Booker needs to raise support quickly to cover the cost of this trip, so if you are able to help him, your financial support is greatly appreciated.

Booker jokingly added, "At 39, this is also the last time I plan to step on a court in a competitive way. If you want to see me play one last time, there are plenty of good seats available."

If you care to help him raise the necessary funds, please make checks payable to Servant Group International (note Barry Booker's name or Iraq Mission Trip) and mail to:

Servant Group International
506 Tankersley Avenue
Nashville, TN 37211

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