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Curry vs. Jennings Challenge UNC vs Syracuse

Curry vs. Jennings Challenge UNC vs Syracuse

A Final Four contest to benefit Episcopal Relief & Development

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, was previously the bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. He roots for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, grew up a couple of buzzer-beating half court shots from the Syracuse University campus. She roots for the Orange.

The two teams square off Saturday night in Houston for a berth in the men’s college basketball championship game, but the real action takes place starting now!

Today we tip off the Team Curry v. Team Jennings challenge. Whichever squad raises the most money for Episcopal Relief & Development by tipoff (8:49 pmEastern time on Saturday) wins the coveted (though previously unknown) Selfie Memorial Trophy, named for Episcopal Relief & Development’s famous Selfie the Goat.

Additionally, if Bishop Curry’s team loses, he must present the trophy to President Jennings in the House of Deputies at the 2018 General Convention in Austin where a choir of bishops will serenade the deputies with the Syracuse University alma mater. If President Jennings’s team loses, she will present the trophy in the House of Bishops, and a choir of deputies will sing the UNC alma mater. As either of these is an outcome devoutly to be wished for, consider contributing to both sides!


Remember, you can donate to both teams, because no matter who takes home victory, the real winners are the people who benefit from Episcopal Relief & Development’s worldwide programs that strengthen communities by fighting poverty, hunger and disease. Learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development.

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