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Join us LIVE today for our virtual games launch!

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We invite you to join us on Facebook LIVE for a fun virtual event with our sites from around the world!

While the uncertain duration of the present coronavirus crisis has forced the difficult decision to postpone gathering in-person for our first-ever PeacePlayers Friendship Games (which were scheduled to take place in Israel this upcoming August) we are still going to be bringing together participants from across our global movement for virtual basketball, leadership and cultural exchange activities this summer.

Join us for LIVE kickoff on THURSDAY, MAY 21st at 1:00 p.m. EST on Facebook LIVE for a fun virtual event with our sites from around the world!

FB Live Launch event

Join us as we go live on Facebook to kickoff our PeacePlayers virtual friendship games!

We also want to thank Ed and Penelope Peskowitz, the founders and inspiration behind the games, for their steadfast support and generosity.

What time is the event?
The live event starts at:
10:00am PST, 1:00pm EST, 18:00 Northern Ireland, 19:00 S.Africa, 20:00 Middle East/Cyprus

Where can I find the live stream?
Head to https://www.facebook.com/peaceplayersintl/live/ 

Do I need a Facebook account to access the event?
No. Our live feed will be public as long as you use the link above.

If I miss the event, where can I find the video?
If you want to watch the stream after the event has ended, you can head to https://www.facebook.com/peaceplayersintl/live/ where it stores all of our live videos. Also, a video replay will be posted to our timeline where you can not only re-watch but also share the video on your timeline.

Who will be in the audience for the FB Live event today?
Watching the live event will be the 100 youth leaders who are participating in Friendship Games this summer, PeacePlayers coaches, staff, and supporters from around the world. 

Who will we see in the live event?
We will have a mix of staff, coaches and young leaders – representatives from all 5 of our PeacePlayers sites around the world (Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Middle East, South Africa and USA) participating in a live discussion before the reveal of the site pairings for the next six weeks of virtual Friendship Games activities.

Will viewers be able to interact with the event in real time?
Yes, viewers will be able to interact with one another during the event and post comments/questions to the live stream. While the host and the panelists will be communicating with one another through the Zoom platform, they will try to engage with the live feed throughout the event. 

What hashtags should I use to join in the conversation?
We appreciate you lending your voice to support PeacePlayers and help us amplify the conversation as we are looking to build an ongoing conversation about how we are building a movement of advocates for peace, and peace starts with all of us, so please use any/all of the following:

#PeaceStartsWithUs

#friendshipgames2020

#PeacePlayers 

If you would like to submit stories or ideas after the live conversation ends to contribute to future content, please email mystory@peaceplayers.org 

Will we be doing other live events?
Yes, stay tuned on our social media channels for announcements about our biweekly Thursday conversation series. The next live event will be on Thursday, June 4th. Save the date to join us!

Please stay tuned to latest updates by following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

MandyJoin us LIVE today for our virtual games launch!

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