PPI is Dropping Dimes for Peace Tonight in NYC and watching the NCAA men’s final!
Tonight’s the night. The main event! The NCAA championship showdown between Michigan and Louisville goes down tonight in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Whether you are the champion of your bracket competition, a diehard fan of one of the teams or just enjoy watching some hoops, tonight’s game should be a great one!
Tonight’s a big night for PeacePlayers too! We are hosting our Dropping Dimes for Peace Party at Hill Country BBQ in NYC tonight. We have received tremendous support and the event has sold out. We are excited to watch the NCAA men’s final with our PeacePlayers in the Big Apple and celebrate the children in all of our programs who are champions for peace.
Tonight’s event will celebrate and support the children in our programs around the world
Even if you’re not in New York and can’t make it to the event, there are so many ways to be a sixth man for PeacePlayers and show your support. You can host your own event, fundraiser or 3-on-3 tournament. If you’d like to learn more about being getting involved check out this page: http://www.peaceplayersintl.org/support/host-event
And share with us what you do in the comments!
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PPI - DC Technical Assistance Interns, Nick Rust (left) and Eddie Herndon (right), working hard on upcoming projects at PPI's DC office.
This week’s DC blog post is written by Communications and Development Intern, Oscar Norsworthy, a junior at George Washington University.
Yes, we’re on the red line. Yes, we enjoy cupcakes. And yes, we all work for a non-profit.
While riddled with stereotypes, we did find ourselves agreeing with many of the lines from the Washington DC version of the meme “stuff people say” videos.
After my first two weeks of interning here in the DC office for PPI, I can confidently say that I want to make a career working for an international development non-profit. The atmosphere within the office is empowering as nearly every project includes teamwork on some level. Doors are always open and smiles are a plenty as we walk past each other in the hallways that are decorated with photos of kids playing basketball from our four project sites. As an intern, I even get to contribute to the Friday music playlist! For the most part it’s been 80’s rock, but now that Nick, Eddie (PPI’s Technical Assistance interns), and I have come in, we’ve been adding Ke$ha, Enrique Iglesias and little bit of Rihanna. Jokes. We’ve kept it strong with The Beatles and Michael Jackson.
I look forward to sharing more of a PPI intern’s perspective with all our friends as my internship continues in the coming months. Until then, keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@peaceplayers) to find out not only what we’re jamming to at the PPI DC office, but also to catch up on the latest conversations in the sport-for-development field!
Think you would fit in well with our team? Check out our current internship opportunities here.