The PeacePlayers Friendship Games

The uncertain duration of the present coronavirus crisis has forced the difficult decision to postpone our first-ever PeacePlayers Friendship Games. The Games were scheduled to take place in Israel this upcoming August, bringing together participants from across our global movement for a week of basketball, leadership and cultural exchange.

Unfortunately this public health crisis will keep us from coming together face-to-face until
sometime in 2021 and yet in the meantime, we are building virtual and regional programming to take place this August in the absence of being able to gather in-person.

We want to thank Ed and Penelope Peskowitz, the founders and inspiration behind the games, for their steadfast support and understanding at this particularly challenging time.

You can still read below about our movement of change makers and how they laid the groundwork over July and August of 2019 with regional games in all five of our sites across the world

More updates on our virtual and regional programming to follow.

You can also follow along for the latest updates by following us 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


Guest Resources

If you were planning to attend our 2020 PeacePlayers Friendship Games in-person, and have any follow-up questions, please please reach out to us by contacting Tahila Pimentel ( or Haley Riley (

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