With nearly two decades of experience implementing high-impact sports for social change programs around the globe, PeacePlayers has developed impactful and proven methods for using sports as a tool for social change, to empower young people, and help communities overcome cycles of conflict and alienation.
With a seed investment from Laureus Sports for Good Foundation, PeacePlayers created the Sport and Peace Innovation Network (SPIN) in order to share the methods and resources it has developed using sports to bridge divides and cultivate leaders in diverse cultures and contexts around the world.
Do you have a project that we can help you with through our network? Please reach out to us so we can discuss designing projects, developing curricula, training passionate staff, and how we can work together to pave the way for social impact through sport.
Funded by Comic Relief (UK), PeacePlayers started a twoyear partnership with the local Rwandan basketball nonprofit Ubumwe Sports Initiative (USI) in February 2018. PeacePlayers has worked hand-in-hand with USI to scale their low-cost, volunteer-led initiatives for youth basketball and peacebuilding into eight highly populated districts in Rwanda.
In 2018, PeacePlayers entered into a partnership with Sam Presti, the General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder, to build the capacity of the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League (OKC PAL). The program focused on strengthening the program design and implementation of the Police League through targeted technical assistance.