My name is Chibuzor “Prince” Kalu, I am a junior in the business management field with a minor in communication. I hail from a small village in Nigeria, where I resided with my parents and two sisters. I since moved from Nigeria five years ago in pursuit of my own American dream in hopes of eradicating my parents financial instability. Hailing from a country where different sport are being exercised and appreciated, I developed a strong bond and an unending relationship for different sports. I went to Dorchester Academy where I participated in different sports such as soccer, basketball and track. Winning no championship ring or cup in either of the sports, but I helped to cultivate a great sense of leadership, and racked up productive and winning seasons. Though my skills didn’t enable me play fro a college team, it enabled me play on different intramural as well as club teams.
My unending love for sports has led me to realizing that it is the remedy to many problems. Sports has been my means of attacking certain issues as well as solving problematic prejudice. If I’m not playing sports, then I’m watching it or reading about it. I have always dreamed of possibly playing at a professional level for any sport team but most especially a soccer team. My favorite soccer team is Chelsea FC and I am a “Die-hard” Celtics fan. I tend to garner my leadership aura from former Celtics Player Kevin Garnet. I tend to result to sports to solve many social issues that I, my peers or my organizations might be confronted with; Hence, my passion to intern with the Sports in Society. Nothing brings people together like sports do.
In due time, anything is possible.
“Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” – Nelson Mandela