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BGSU grad Jeff Uju launches non-profit to aid disadvantaged communities

BOWLING GREEN — Former Bowling Green basketball player Jeff Uju and his family had an idea years in the making.

Once stay-at-home orders hit earlier this year, Uju had the final ingredient: Time.

Uju used the ample downtime provided by coronavirus containment measures to launch a non-profit foundation that aims to improve quality of life for disadvantaged communities through healthcare, education, athletics, and food relief initiatives.

Following months' worth of start-up tasks, the Hands of Comfort Foundation was born, after which it completed its first event, a coronavirus-related food relief effort in Nigeria.

Before Uju returned to life as normal, he saw quarantine as a chance to create something.