PeacePlayers-Cyprus’ Last Twinning of the Year

Group shot of our final twinning

Group shot of our final twinning

This week’s blog is brought to you by International Fellow, Jessica Walton. PeacePlayers-Cyprus hosted their last Twinning of the programming year. Moving forward, PPI-CY begins to finalize plans for this year’s summer camp in July.

Hula Hoop ball-handling action shot at out last twinning

Hula Hoop ball-handling action shot at out last twinning

Last Saturday, our PeacePlayers gathered one last time for this programming year, to the Ledra Palace basketball court located in Nicosia’s UN Buffer Zone. Twinnings are bi-communal events that integrate Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teams on the island. The kids participate in a variety of drills and games focused on teamwork and basketball skill development.

Although it was a very hot afternoon on our outdoor court, all of our kids, coaches and staff were happy to be there!  We spent most of the afternoon mixing up our participating teams and playing pick-up games. International Fellow, Ryan Hage, once again put his refereeing skills to the test as he called the majority of Saturday’s games.

International Fellow, Ryan Hage, tossing up a jump ball

International Fellow, Ryan Hage, tossing up a jump ball

In addition to wrapping up our last twinning, the PPI-CY staff is busy in the office preparing and planning for our first ever inter-regional camp this July! We’re so excited for our camp, where we’ll be hosting leaders and representatives from each of PeacePlayers International sites in addition to our own participants.

PeacePlayers-Cyprus would like to thank the all of the UN soldiers that have helped us to make each of our twinnings so special this past year. Last but not least, we would also like to thank all of our participants, coaches, leaders, PPI-CY family members and everyone in between who contributed their time and energy at our twinnings this year. They were a tremendous success and we hope you all had as much fun as we did!

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