On March 21, PeacePlayers International will host a charitable fundraiser to coincide with the beginning of the Men’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. All proceeds from the event will go directly to support PPI programming around the world. The organization is dedicated to bridging divides, developing leaders and changing perceptions by bringing together children in areas of conflict through basketball
PeacePlayers International (PPI) is a global non-profit organization that brings together children from divided areas to play basketball. PPI coaches and mentors work year round to unite, educate and inspire young people to create a more peaceful world. PeacePlayers International operates year round programs in Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and South Africa. Through PPI’s Sports and Peace Innovation Network (PPI – SPIN), PPI has worked with organizations in Afghanistan, Yemen, Argentina, Ethiopia and Chicago, providing training and consulting services to others seeking to harness the power of sport for youth civic engagement, leadership development and conflict transformation.
PPI is excited to build on the excitement of the start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and host a fun party that will also benefit the children in the regions were it works. The event will be held in Washington, DC, at the popular Capitale restaurant and lounge – 1301 K Street, NW. Tickets are $75 each ($90 at the door) and include open bar, appetizers from Hill Country BBQ and an entry into a bracket competition. The event will run 6-9 PM. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are currently available on the PPI website at, http://www.peaceplayersintl.