At PeacePlayers International, every day we see the power of teamwork overcoming some of the most formidable religious and cultural barriers in the world today. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. As nearly all of the areas where PeacePlayers International works are not only divided, but also underprivileged, we don’t charge our participants fees, and our programs depend almost entirely on charitable contributions. Whether you want to host your own basketball tournament or organize a Bar or Bat Mitzvah fundraiser, by helping to raise funds for PeacePlayers International you are enabling children in historically divided communities all over the world to develop into leaders for peace.
In basketball, the “Sixth Man” is the term normally given to a player who doesn’t start a game, but comes in at a critical juncture to add a needed dose of scoring, defense, or playmaking. Because of this tradition, at PeacePlayers International we call our grassroots activists Sixth Men and Women – integral to our team, they use their own skills in their own backyards to make a difference for PPI. This blog is about you, our Sixth Men and Women, and all you’re doing to contribute to PPI’s work.
We rely on the generosity of friends such as you to help us continue providing year-round basketball and peacebuilding activities around the world. Find out about our different sponsorship opportunities and how your support can directly impact the lives of children in Cyprus, Israel and the West Bank, Northern Ireland, and South Africa.
If you would like a member of our staff to speak to your team, club, class or organization, please let us know. We have a broad and deep pool of passionate individuals at PeacePlayers International, with experience all over the world at the intersection of sports and peacebuilding.
PeacePlayers International (PPI) is an international nonprofit organization that uses sports to unite, educate, and inspire young people in divided and underserved communities worldwide. Click here to view available positions.