Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie recently took a philanthropic trip to Africa. He documented his day-to-day experiences and is sharing them with GlobalGrind. Read on for more:
On March 14, 2011 I departed from Miami, FL in order to pursue a mission that is beyond a dream come true. My first stop was North Carolina to London and eight hours later, I finally reached my destination, which was Uganda, Entebbe. Yes, Africa was my home for a few days.
On March 15, 2011 at 10:00pm, I arrived at Entebbe International Airport and went through the process of gathering my luggage and heading to my hotel. I arrived at my hotel at 11:15pm. My original roommate was Santonio Holmes but he switched rooms with Krystal Coleman (my publicist). After a long trip, I finally showered and went to bed around 12am.
March 16, 2011
My day started at 6:45am. Less than an hour later, I went down for breakfast and loaded the bus at 8:30am. At 9:00am, we departed for the Market. The next stop for the day was the Corner Stone Girls Academy. We were there for a little over two hours and then back on the buses. Finally, it was time to sleep and I slept with a net around my bed to keep the bugs away from me.