NBA star Luol Deng, who originally hails from South Sudan, has been active in different aspects of Enough’s work. He has advocated for peace in South Sudan and was a supporter of Enough’s Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program. He traveled to South Sudan with Prendergast for the independence of South Sudan in July 2011, and hosted a basketball clinic for South Sudanese youth. From his trip, Luol participated in two videos about the basketball clinic and the new state of South Sudan. In February 2010, Luol and Prendergast headlined Education for a Generation, a special reception for the Darfur Dream Team at the Union League Club of Chicago. Additionally, in the lead up to the historic referendum in southern Sudan, Luol made a video with Enough, emphasizing the importance of a peaceful referendum in his home country. In 2015 and 2016, Luol hosted South Sudan Unite, an event held to bring together the South Sudanese diaspora community in the United States.
Luol Deng and Enough, in the news and more:
- “Stop the Violence, Heal our Country: NBA Star Luol Deng’s Appeal to South Sudanese”
- “Hoops in the World’s Newest Nation”
- “Luol Deng Reflects on Basketball, South Sudan”
- “A Big Moment for Sudan”