PeacePlayers Gala Dinner
12.12.2011 PeacePlayers International – Cyprus (PPI-CY) will be holding a Gala Dinner on Friday December 16. The event will be held at Chateau Status in Nicosia at 8:30 pm and will feature special guest EU Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou.
The cost is 60 euro per person and will include a 3-course meal with beer and wine. The night will include live music and presentations from Ms. Vassiliou and PeacePlayers. The cost of dinner will also enter you into a special lottery to win prizes including airplane tickets, hotel stays and more. If anyone is interested in attending the dinner, please contact Marina Vasilara at 99301586 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PPI-CY is a locally registered non-profit organization whose mission is to unite educate and inspire children to develop mutual understanding and respect for each other through the game of basketball. Since its creation in 2007, PPI-CY has worked with over 3,000 Cypriot youth, held over 150 successful bicommunal activities, and trained 30 Cypriot young adults to be coaches and educators in their communities. PPI-CY is currently the only year-round bicommunal youth sports organization on the island. By facilitating regular, frequent, and structured interaction, we help reverse prejudices built steadily over years in segregated communities and foster the long-term trust necessary for true friendship.
This past October, PeacePlayers International received the NGO for Peace of the Year award at the Peace and Sport Awards in Monaco. This global 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. In 2010 PPI-CY was selected to the Beyond Sport Awards shortlist in the category of “Sport for Conflict Resolution.” And in 2008 PPI-CY was the recipient of the Island-Wide Cooperation Award at the Cyprus Civil Society Awards.
In April 2011, PeacePlayers was selected by UK’s Prince William and Miss Middleton as a beneficiary of their charitable wedding fund. Soon after, US President Barack Obama also made a personal charitable donation to PeacePlayers.
Despite all of PPI-CY’s successes, they need your help. If you are interested in attending the Gala Dinner on December 16, please contact them at 99301586. Only with the support of the general public can PPI-CY continue to make positive change for the youth of our island.