YOUR ORGANIZATION AND In Cooperation for the 2007-2008 Season and Beyond YOUR LOGO HERE
Who Are We? PeacePlayers!
PeacePlayers International (PPI) is an innovative global organization that uses sport to unite and educate young people in divided communities.
Using the game of basketball to unite and educate children….in YOUR community!
What Are We? Family!
PeacePlayers International was founded on the premise that
children who play together can learn to live together .
PeacePlayers International currently operates programs in: The Middle East Northern Ireland South Africa Cyprus New Orleans
Why Are We Here? To Help Each Other! Over the past six years, the organization has worked with over 45,000 children . PeacePlayers International is led by a global network of youth leaders who work together as coaches, mentors and facilitators.
“ Basketball is a game where all five players need to share the ball...if it is played with great teamwork, the sum of the parts is greater than the individual. It’s a great forum for building trust . A lot of the game happens with things you can’t see. Communication and trust with teammates is the key. It seems to me that the same can be said of peace making .” - RC Buford, General Manager of NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, from “Hoops and Harmony: How PeacePlayers is changing the Middle East” ESPN.com article
Bridge Social Divides
Develop Future Leaders
RC Buford of the San Antonio Spurs with future leaders at Building Bridges Basketball Camp
Educate children to lead
healthy, constructive lives
Build community involvement to ensure long-term sustainability, providing leadership training and professional development seminars
Art project life skills station
Professional Training and Development John Powers referee clinic Vito Gilic Coach’s training
PeacePlayers International – Middle East
By May 2008, PeacePlayers International – Middle East will have reached :
Over 500 children living in Israel
Roughly 350 boys and girls from
in East and West Jerusalem
More than 500 children living
in the West Bank
Over 700 Palestinian and
PPI – ME: News Worthy
PeacePlayers International has been featured in the major
NBC’s Today Show ;
CBS Sunday Morning;
PeacePlayers International has been featured in the major local
HaYidiot Achronot & NRG
Tel Aviv Magazine
Chad Ford ESPN.com article received over 1 Million hits!
PPI – Middle East: Accomplishments and Awards
PeacePlayers International – Middle East is
profiled in former President Bill Clinton's
new book : Giving – How Each of Us Can
Change the World.
PPI's Executive Director, Brendan Tuohey,
was named one of the 100 Most Influential
Sports Educators in the United States.
In September of 2007 Ann Curry of NBC's
Today Show featured PeacePlayers
International's work in the Middle East in a
segment that reached more than six million viewers .
We have touched the lives of over 2,500 children since September 2005!
PeacePlayers International - Awards
Two of PPI's local coaches in Northern Ireland - a Protestant and a Catholic - were awarded the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2007 ESPY Awards . Past recipients include: Muhammad Ali and Pat Tillman.
Dave Cullen and Trevor Ringland accepting Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Join Our Team! Be a Sponsor!
Recognition at all PPI special events in 2008 via banners, press releases, and media
On-site signage featuring the corporation’s name and/or logo in a prominent location at all PPI special events, on children’s uniforms , and on basketball courts or facilities that are refurbished or built by the investor
Your organization logo or sign here
Sponsorship would be featured in an issue of PeacePlayers’ International’s newsletter, in a press release and other collateral materials, including local press
Sponsorship Benefits NBA past and present stars Brent Barry, Jason Kapono, and Jon Barry join PeacePlayers Northern Ireland for July summer event in 2007
Investor’s sponsorship would be featured on PeacePlayers International’s website with a link to investor’s website:
Successful Hits For Entire Site:
Average Hits Per Day:
*information based on one month alone
Banners, Press Releases, and Media: So What?
Create a strategic partnership with an organization that is doing great work
Have a strong presence in the progress and development of your community
Demonstrate your company values through your alignment with PeacePlayers
Helping create and maintain a positive infrastructure for basketball and for life
Create Lasting Memories
PeacePlayers International depends on the joint contributions of numerous donors, thereby ensuring the program's long-term sustainability.
Current Partners Include:
Adi Dassler Corporate Fund (adidas)
The Righteous Persons Foundation
US Department of State
Special Thanks to our Sponsor (That’s You!) PeacePlayers International – Middle East would like to thank its SPONSOR: Your Organization Name Your Support Is Very Appreciated!