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In the Final Week of Nike’s Register Campaign, Learn About Marathon Kids!

Through the end of this month, Nike stores across the country are inviting shoppers to learn about three of their partner organizations and to donate $1 or more to these nonprofits dedicated to improving their communities through sport.  While PeacePlayers and Girls Inc are two of the partners, we wanted to highlight, Marathon Kids, as

Join us for a weekend on, not a weekend off!

This weekend, PeacePlayers across the United States are joining together in five cities in action to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, joined by thousands of volunteers nationwide as part of the 25th annual MLK Day of Service.   In Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles on Saturday, and then followed by Brooklyn and Detroit on Monday,

PeacePlayers Youth Teach Us About Confidence and Leadership

Picture yourself stepping into a room full of high-ranking sports, corporate and other industry executives from around the world. How might you feel? Are you prepared to mingle with the crowd? Now imagine you step into that same room at only 14 years old. How do you think you would handle that situation? If you are

Leading By Example – How PeacePlayers Youth Take It Upon Themselves

As anyone who has spent some time hanging around PeacePlayers Chicago knows, Sarribel (known to her friends and coaches as Sarii) has never been one to back down from a challenge. She joined PeacePlayers in the fall of 2018 as an 8th grader. Since becoming a PeacePlayer, Sarii has made a name for herself on

One Month Away from MLK!

On Martin Luther King Day weekend, we will host our third annual PeacePlayers’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend celebrations!  Across all five of our PeacePlayers’ sites within the United States, we will bring communities together by hosting a day full of both on and off court celebrations, with local basketball tournaments, educational activities and

One week from today is Giving Tuesday!

Just one week from today is Giving Tuesday!  This is a global event when people everywhere celebrate giving back and we want you to get ready to help us spread the word about PeacePlayers this Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, as we ask everyone to #Give2Peace2019 Please see details below and stay tuned to our social

Karen Doubilet named Executive Director of PeacePlayers

Karen Doubilet named Executive Director of PeacePlayers –  Doubilet transitions from 13 years leading PeacePlayers Middle East; Brendan Tuohey takes on new role as Co-Founder and President- 31 October 2019 – Washington, D.C. – PeacePlayers, a global nonprofit dedicated to uniting divided communities through sport, has named Karen Doubilet as its new Executive Director.  Doubilet

How PeacePlayers Makes Us Think Differently About the Power of Sport

We hope you have a chance today to read this great new story from our partners at Nike about the power of PeacePlayers to bring people together through sport.  Here’s a preview: “Virtues such as persistence, courage and cooperation are hardwired into sports. But the relational lessons — practicing inclusivity, bridging differences between groups —

PeacePlayers Northern Ireland – Regional Friendship Games 2019

Northern Ireland’s Friendship Games kicked off on July 15th with 60 kids eagerly climbing off buses at Stranmillis College in South Belfast. The morning started with PeacePlayers Northern Ireland’s own top basketball coaches welcoming participants and sharing the expectations for the days that would follow. From there followed three full days of intense skill work,

PeacePlayers Middle East – Regional Friendship Games 2019

PeacePlayers Middle East was thrilled to host the 2019 Middle East Friendship Games from July 21-25 at Kibbutz Sdot Yam on the Mediterranean coast. With gratitude owed to the Peskowitz Family, the Arison Family and the US Embassy in Israel, 50 Palestinian and Israeli youth, ages 10-17, from Jerusalem and Northern Israel, came together for