Monday evening, April 2nd, PeacePlayers International (PPI) held its annual “Dropping Dimes for Peace” pre-party to the NCAA Basketball Tournament Final at Hill Country Barbecue in New York City.
The event brought together friends, activists and supporters of the critical sports diplomacy and peace education work PPI does everyday in conflict zones throughout the world.
125 guests attended, including dancers from NETS Basketball, a PPI sponsor. Overall, PPI raised $29,000 through ticket sales and a raffle, which included prizes such as: signed Knicks gear, tickets to the Colbert Report and David Letterman, a basket from Tribeca Treats (which also donated cupcakes to serve at the event) and a Martha’s Vineyard getaway.
Guests listened as PPI’s Executive Director, Brendan Tuohey, introduced a video about one of PPI’s most successful projects, the Jerusalem All Stars, and then shared his first-hand experience from Belfast of the powerful impact PPI is having on both the micro and macro levels via our new Sport4Change initiative.
We would like to extend our thanks to our generous sponsors, our gracious host Hill Country BBQ and to everyone who came out to support PPI. See you next year – same game, same place.
Click here to see the full event photo album on Facebook.
Save the date: Next year’s March Madness events have been scheduled for Thursday, March 28, 2013 (NCAA Sweet 16 “Party for Peace” in DC) and Monday, April 8, 2013 (“Dropping Dimes for Peace” NCAA Final pre-party in NYC).