For my Mitzvah Project, I am raising money for an organization that uses something I LOVE to promote peace and unity in areas of conflict. The organization is Peace Players International (http://www.peaceplayersintl.org ) and they use BASKETBALL to unite, educate, and bring together children from opposite sides of religious, ethnic and cultural divides to develop friendship and mutual respect.
As most of you know, I love the sport of basketball. At one point this year, I played on 3 different teams. The friendships I've made from my basketball teams are so awesome. When it came time for me to decide what I would like to do for my Mitzvah (service) project, I knew Peace Players International is the organization I would suport. I have experienced first hand how the sport of basketball can unite and bring people together to build friendships that can last a lifetime.
In addition to this online campaign, I am hosting a 3 v 3 basketball tournament for my friends. All the proceeds from the 3 v 3 basketball tournament will go to Peace Players International.
Please join me in supporting this great organization and please check out their website to learn about all the great things they are doing. Currently PPI has progams in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Cyprus, and Washington DC.
Thank you in advance for your support!