The MU Lions and their coach, Curt Bickley, will be taking a mission trip to Taiwan May 10-19. Bickley has been coaching men's basketball at Multnomah since 2003. This will be the sixth mission trip he has taken with the Lions and the fourth mission trip to Taiwan.
The team will work with Taiwan Sunshine, a nonprofit that supports special needs children by providing outreach and special events, such as the Hero Games, which is similar to the Special Olympics. During their trip, the Lions will volunteer at the Hero Games and run various basketball clinics around the country. The team members will not only have the chance to teach children the rules of the game; they will also get to share the Gospel with them.
Eleven team members will be traveling to Taiwan, and each of them needs to raise $2,000 to cover expenses for traveling, food and lodging. The team has shared the following prayer requests with the Multnomah community:
- Successful fundraisers
- Spiritual, mental and physical preparation for the trip
- Safety while traveling
- Eternal results from their ministry
The Lions are still hard at work raising money for the trip. The cutoff date for donations is April 20.
Want to contribute to this mission trip? Include the following information with a check made payable to "MU Athletic Tour":
- Your name and address
- The amount you're donating
- The name of the player whom you're supporting (This is optional. You may choose to help a specific player or donate to the general fund.)
Send this information, along with your gift, to the following address:
Multnomah University, Athletic Department
8435 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97220
Remember: Only checks made out to "MU Athletic Tour" can be accepted. Donations over $20 are tax deductible. Your financial gift cannot be refunded. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that MU has complete control and discretion over the use of all donated funds.
The MU Lions are grateful for your support!
For more information about Multnomah Athletics, check out our athletics page.