October 28, 2016
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Funeral For Manute Bol On Tuesday

 Washington, D.C. - The funeral for former NBA player and humanitarian for Sudan, Manute Bol, will be held at Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday, June 29, at 10 am. The service will be open to the public and press.

WHAT: Funeral Service for Manute Bol

WHO: Representatives from Bol's family and foundation, Sudan Sunrise; full list of participants to be announced in subsequent release

WHERE: Washington National Cathedral

WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 10 am

Bol died Saturday at 47 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville after suffering severe kidney problems and a painful skin condition, according to the Associated Press.

Bol, who was seven feet, six inches, tall played 10 seasons in the NBA. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets (later renamed the Washington Wizards) in 1985, where he played until he was traded to the Golden State Warriors just before the 1988-89 season. He spent his later years working as an advisory board member of Sudan Sunrise, which promotes reconciliation in his native Sudan.

The service will be webcast live at: www.nationalcathedral.org

About Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral is a church for national purposes called to embody God's love and to welcome people of all faiths and perspectives. A unique blend of the spiritual and the civic, this Episcopal cathedral is a voice for generous-spirited Christianity and a catalyst for reconciliation and interfaith dialogue to promote respect and understanding. We invite all people to share in our commitment to create a more hopeful and just world.

Learn more at www.nationalcathedral.org.

About Sudan Sunrise


Sudan Sunrise, a not-for-profit, non-denominational organization, is a movement of Americans, Sudanese and others to facilitate reconciliation and solidarity between Southern Sudanese Christians, Darfurian Muslims and all Sudanese.

Learn more at www.sudansunrise.org.

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