Alumni

Name College Years Location
Tal Alter Washington, DC
Shannon Brown Providence College 2010-2012 Northern Ireland
Taylor Brown Fairfield University 2010-2012 South Africa
Jenny Callan Lehigh University Northern Ireland
Kris Cates-Bristol University of Colorado Northern Ireland
Megan Chawansky Northwestern University Cyprus
Chris Clunie Davidson College South Africa
Marcus Conigliaro University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Northern Ireland
Justin Deberry Lafayette College Northern Ireland
James Detmer Colgate University Northern Ireland
Michael Detmer Colgate University Northern Ireland
Patrick Doherty Lafayette College Northern Ireland
Mike Evans Hamilton College Northern Ireland
David Flynn Michigan State University South Africa
James Franke Colgate University Northern Ireland
Danielle Friedman Cornell University Northern Ireland
Matt Geschke Johns Hopkins University South Africa
John Ginnity Clark University Northern Ireland
Lisa Golobski Bates College Northern Ireland
Andrew Gordon Fordham University South Africa
John Guinan St. Bonaventure University Northern Ireland
Tim Guinan Miami University Northern Ireland
Gunnar Hagstrom Clark University 2010-2012 Cyprus
Billy Hart Bates College Northern Ireland
Scott Hetterman Washington & Lee University Northern Ireland
Angela Hill University of North Carolina, Wilmington Northern Ireland
Adam Hirsch University of San Francisco 2010-2012 Cyprus
Meghan Houlihan Yale University Northern Ireland
Jamie Hughes Lafayette College Northern Ireland
Pamela Kelly Rhode Island College Middle East
Justin Kidwell Lafayette College South Africa
David Lasday University of Maryland Middle East
Brian Lemek Colgate University South Africa
Zach Leverenz Dickinson College Northern Ireland
Ryan Lexer Towson University Middle East
Kelly Lyons Lehigh University Northern Ireland
Mthoko Manny Madondo University of KwaZulu Natal Northern Ireland
Pat Maloney Catholic University Northern Ireland
Thibault Manekin Lehigh University South Africa
Kate McCrae University of Waterloo Northern Ireland
Matt Minoff Yale University Middle East
Harry Morra DeSales University Northern Ireland
Joshua Motenko Wheaton College (MA) Cyprus
Jon Neale Southhampton University Northern Ireland
Rory O'Neil John Carroll University Northern Ireland
Lael O'Shaughnessy University of Notre Dame South Africa
Danny Ourian Wesleyan University Middle East
Rahul Pasarnikar University of Illinois South Africa
Claire Perry Cornell University South Africa
Matt Quinn Bucknell University Northern Ireland
Matt Quinn Bucknell University Middle East
Billy Raftery Columbia University South Africa
RaMell Ross Georgetown University Northern Ireland
Aggrey Sam Temple University
Chris Schumerth Northern Ireland
Geoff Schwarten Lehigh University South Africa
Brian Shea Radford University South Africa
Brian Shea Radford University Cyprus
Brian Sigafoos Harvard University Middle East
Taylor Smiley University of Richmond
Chris Sumner Mount Saint Mary's University Cyprus
Raquel Thompson Yale University South Africa
Devin Tuohey Colgate University Northern Ireland
Sean Tuohey Catholic University Middle East
Keith Urgo Fairfield University Northern Ireland

Testimonials

"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"When you get to know your teammates, it doesn’t really matter what their religion is."
Aoife Doherty, 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
"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