The PeacePlayers Friendship Games

After nearly 20 years of bridging divides across the world through basketball and peacebuilding, we are bringing our movement of change makers together for our first-ever global games!  Thanks to the generous support of Ed and Penelope Peskowitz, our next generation of young leaders are coming together to launch the

We laid the groundwork over July and August with regional games in all five of our sites across the world and are now counting down and preparing for our annual global games that will be hosted by PeacePlayers Middle East in Israel from August 2 – 8, 2020. These week-long games will provide an incredible opportunity for our youth to develop skills, experiences and relationships to become powerful promoters of peace in their communities. We’ll kickoff with our first games in August 2020 and then the United States will host in 2021.

Want to learn more about this exciting, new flagship event for PeacePlayers?! Click below to read highlights from our regional games around the world and check back to this page for more updates soon.  You can also follow along for updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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  • This trip even brought me and my Baltimore family closer together…. I can’t wait til we do it again.” 

    Chris, PeacePlayers Baltimore youth participant
  • To bridge social divides and develop future leaders with basketball is amazing!

    Hanno Munzig, PeacePlayers South Africa games volunteer from Germany


More Stories: coming soon!


Want more information on how to get involved with our games? Please contact Tahila Loforte Pimentel via e-mail at: to learn more.

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