2019 PeacePlayers Highlights

PeacePlayers Hosts First-Ever Regional Friendship Games

This past summer, PeacePlayers sites around the world held their regional Friendship Games – comprised of an array of basketball and peace-building activities for young leaders (like Sarii) – preparing them for PeacePlayers’ inaugural Friendship Games being held in Israel, August 2020.

Coach Breslin Speaks at Generations for Peace Talks in Amman, Jordan

Nicole Breslin, coach at PeacePlayers Northern Ireland, presented to an audience in Jordan about the importance of authenticity in the peace-building process.

PeacePlayers Featured in Nike Campaign and Hosted at their NYHQ

PeacePlayers Brooklyn Director, Sally Nnamani, was featured in Nike’s Air Force 1 campaign seen across the globe including Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Paris and Oslo. Later in 2019, Nike hosted PeacePlayers’ board meeting at their New York headquarters. The meeting was followed by a Q&A session led by a panel of female leaders in the organization from New York, the Middle East, and South Africa.

PeacePlayers Uses Basketball to Bridge Divides in Rwanda

PeacePlayers trainers travelled to Rwanda to lead a series of trainings with the coaches from Ubumwe Sports Initiative, an organization using sports to enhance unity among Rwandan youth.

PeacePlayers Continues Period of Growth with Key Hires

We are thrilled to announce the recent additions of Karen Doubilet (former Managing Director of PeacePlayers Middle East) as our global Executive Director, David Cassel as our Head of U.S. Strategy and Operations, and Rita Mizrachi as our South Africa board chair.

National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) hosts PeacePlayers for International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Our PeacePlayers Brooklyn youth took to the basketball court at the NBPA to celebrate and learn about their peers and PeacePlayers programs around the world.

Didier Drogba visits PeacePlayers Cyprus

In March, we welcomed football (soccer) legend Didier Drogba to participate in a friendly match between Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot teams, showcasing our ongoing work to bring the two communities together through sport. Just recently, Drogba was quoted in the New York Times about the power of sport to unite people.

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