Support our Champions for Peace

We rely on the generosity of friends such as you to help us continue providing year-round basketball and peacebuilding activities around the world. Thank you for supporting PeacePlayers International!

Select the amount below you'd like to give:

You can also support PeacePlayers International all year round with a monthly donation!  Click here to join our Monthly Giving Program.

 

Additional Sponsorship Options:

$2,500 - Sponsor a Tournament 

Support a full day of fun! Children from diverse communities come together for basketball games and team-building activities.

$5,000 - Sponsor a 5-day Peace & Leadership Retreat 

Help 10 children gain skills to become peace-building leaders in their communities.

$10,000 - Sponsor a Community’s Basketball Team

Provide one team the opportunity to practice and prepare for integrated play with their peers from the “other” side.

$20,000 - Sponsor a Pair of Twinned Teams 

Bridge divides and change perceptions by bringing two teams together for an entire year to build mutual respect and understanding. Your name is printed on team t-shirts and you’ll receive personal stories and thanks. Cheer them on from home or go for a visit!

 

You may also donate by check, made payable to PeacePlayers International. Please mail your check to: PeacePlayers International, 901 New York Ave, NW, Suite 550 East, Washington, DC 20001

Check with your employer to make a matching gift.

For additional information, please contact Adam Hirsch at 202.408.5111 or ahirsch@peaceplayersintl.org.

PeacePlayers International is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Testimonials

"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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