Awards and Recognition

09/04/2012
PPI Gets 4 Star Rating on Charity Navigator
05/03/2012
Shortlist, Best Sport for Conflict Resolution Award, Beyond Sport
10/28/2011
2011 NGO for Peace of the Year, Peace and Sport
09/30/2010
Brendan Tuohey: Top "40 Under 40" International Development Leaders, Devex
06/04/2010
Shortlist, Best Sport for Conflict Resolution Award, Beyond Sport
06/16/2008
Presidential Visit, President George W. Bush
06/07/2008
Island-Wide Cooperation Award, Cyprus Civil Society Organization Awards
05/18/2008
$1,000,000 Challenge Grant, The American Ireland Fund
02/18/2008
Brendan and Sean Tuohey: Laureus Sport for Good Award, Laureus World Academy
10/17/2007
Brendan Tuohey: 100 Most Influential Sports Educators, Institute for International Sport
07/03/2007
Dave Cullen and Trevor Ringland: Arthur Ashe Courage Award, The ESPY Awards
04/01/2006
Partner, Clinton Global Initiative
02/17/2006
Sean Tuohey: Spirit of Freedom Award, Freedom Forum
01/01/2006
Brendan and Sean Tuohey: Washingtonians of the Year, Washingtonian Magazine
03/01/2005
Sportsmanship Day Award, Institute for International Sport
11/30/2004
Rescuer of Humanity Award, Project Love
05/17/2004
Brendan and Sean Tuohey: 100 Top Irish Americans, Irish America Magazine

Testimonials

"At the start [playing together] wasn't weird, but it was different because we would never have gotten the opportunity to go out and meet Protestants and be friends with them."
Ann Murphy, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland
"Programmes like this that work at the grass roots level with the young people in our society are vital to achieving sustainable peace within our communities. We are committed to supporting and...
Denis Rooney, CBE, Chairman of the International Fund for Ireland, Chairman, International Fund for Ireland
"We find that the PeacePlayers program brings in life-skills in a non-threatening way, and is helping to educate children on the big issues of HIV…We also find that in the PeacePlayers program, we...
Pamilla Mudhray, CSI Manager, Sasol, South Africa
"I was on the train one day with my Jewish friends and they started making fun of an Arab woman…I told them to stop and that she was embarrassed and that she just wanted to go to work. I then told...
Adiel, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Middle East
"I was scared to death at first. But by the end of the match, I realized we were all the same."
Geina Mdungo, Participant, PeacePlayers Interational – South Africa
"It’s hard to live without my parents, but my PPI coach is always there for me. He’s really more like a brother."
Sihle Cele, Participant, PeacePlayers International – South Africa
"We typically use activities such as art and drama to bridge divides between the youth. We always knew that sport had the potential to do the same, but PPI - ME's sport day went way above and beyond...
Yael Gur, Project Manager, A New Way, Israel
"We work in an education system that is divided…PeacePlayers program is pointed towards the integration of those children. You’re getting children to mix in an environment where there’s not the...
Derrick Harkness, Principal, Carrs Glen Primary School, Northern Ireland
"When you get to know your teammates, it doesn’t really matter what their religion is."
Aoife Doherty, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland
"A lot of kids believe that one kid on the other side is a good person, but every other one is a bad person, and they then carve out these narrow exceptions. What [PPI’s] curriculum is doing is...
Chad Ford, Director, David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding, Brigham Young University
"In the beginning I participated for the basketball, but then I made friends with the Turkish-Cypriots. Now we play and we all have fun together."
Evripidis Kardamilas, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Cyprus
"I’m glad that Ronnie’s taking part in PeacePlayers…hopefully Ronny doesn’t have to go through what I went through at Ronnie’s age.”
Manny Macauley, Parent, PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland
"I met new players I didn't know before, and learned how to play with new people. The best part was learning things from new players and different areas coming together. I learned you don't have to...
Amir, Participant, PeacePlayers International – Middle East
"If she takes one thing away, it’s to know that there’s no differences from the other community, that everybody’s equal, and that she has great enjoyment with PeacePlayers."
Nula Doherty, Parent, PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland
"By focusing on the game of basketball and the values of sportsmanship, the youth learn to break down stereotypes to contribute to an environment whereby children who play together can learn to live...
Bicommunal Support Program, U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus
"Basketball has added a new dimension to our sporting activities. Of course, it improves coordination and also improves communication between the kids themselves. It’s wonderful that PPI has become...
Jennifer Sonasundrum, Principal, Merry Hill Primary School, South Africa