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Tiger Belfast Team (PeacePlayers Northern Ireland)

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April 12, 2016

Dear family and friends, In May, myself along with 15 other DePauw students will be going to Belfast to assist PeacePlayers International (PPI)  See more

BENEFITING: PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL

ORGANIZER: Patrick

EVENT: PeacePlayers

Sarah Cooper

THE STORY:

Patrick O'Malley wrote -

In May, DePauw University will be sending a third team of 18 students to Belfast to assist PeacePlayers International (PPI) in their continuing work to bridge the divide between the Catholic and Protestant communities in Northern Ireland. Children who play together can learn how to live together. That is the premise of PPI, a non-profit organization that uses the game of basketball to unite and educate young people and their communities in the Middle East, Cyprus, South Africa and Northern Ireland. Working closely with PPI staff, the DePauw Tiger Belfast Team (TBT3) will be involved in current in-school and after school programming, including clinics and the culminating event of the year for PPI, Summer Jam. Last year’s fundraising effort allowed PPI to bus children from all parts of Belfast to this all-day basketball party. We also provided t-shirts (with the DePauw logo) for all the participants and were able to donate three portable scoreboards to the program. This year it is again our plan to underwrite Summer Jam transportation and provide t-shirts, and we want to provide the event with customized basketballs featuring the DePauw and PeacePlayers logos. Beyond the financial support, our team will be coaching and officiating and singing and dancing with these special children all day long (take a minute and watch the video created by members of last year’s team). We are excited about the opportunity to learn about life in this post-conflict society and aid in PPI’s efforts to help the two communities move closer to a resolution. It is a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you for any and all support you can give to this very worthy cause. Besides the video from last year's trip, you can find the PeacePlayers website below as well as a short video of PeacePlayers winning the ESPY for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in 2007! http://peaceplayersintl.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl-PGUX4BTU The video from last year's trip https://drive.google.com/a/depauw.edu/file/d/0B3Gqy34vEVandUVvamJPa2RXaUk/edit

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Heather Platter

Heather Platter

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

The Kleins

The Kleins

DONATION: $100

Keep doing great things Sarah! 3 years ago

Mom, Dad, Sammy, Luna & Puddles

Mom, Dad, Sammy, Luna & Puddles

DONATION: $50

"We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world." We are so proud of you for always making the right choice. We love you! 3 years ago