We are so excited to inform you that last Thursday at the Peace and Sport Awards in Monaco, PeacePlayers International (PPI) received the 2011 “Non-Governmental Organization for Peace of the Year” Award! We were nominated for the award earlier this month alongside Coaches Across Continents and Brazil’s Fight for Peace.
This prize is awarded to an NGO that has demonstrated real expertise in using sport as a tool for peace education and has delivered an impact on the people with whom it works. The jury, which included prominent figures from the International Olympic Committee, international organizations and sports media, recognized PPI’s achievements over the past decade as embodying what sport can do to build bridges between divided communities. The award not only acknowledges the proven success of PPI’s work in Cyprus, Israel and the West Bank, Northern Ireland, and South Africa, but also distinguishes the organization as a leader in the growing sport for good movement globally.
This experience has been a great honor for PPI, and we are extremely grateful for the belief and stewardship of our supporters around the world in allowing us to achieve our goals. Thank you!
Watch PPI’s acceptance speech at the awards ceremony and click here to see Peace and Sport’s official press release.