We headed to K Street’s Capitale, normally a late night club destination, during normal daylight hours to attend the annual Party For Peace. Almost 200 young professionals and PPI supporters came together to watch the first round of March Madness and raise money–$23,000– for PPI, and to further its reach and impact across the globe.
Guests enjoyed an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres from Hill Country BBQ while mingling and bidding on an impressive array of silent auction items. Some standout items included 4 First Row, Third Base Nationals Tickets, Tickets to Hardball with Chris Matthews, Tickets to Meet the Press, and The Ron Burgundy ‘Anchorman’ Package with NBC4, among many others that helped raise thousands of dollars.
PeacePlayers International (PPI) was founded in 2001 on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together.” In its twelve years of operations, PPI has reached more than 60,000 participants and trained more than 800 youth leaders. Through a groundbreaking peacebuilding-and-leadership development curriculum, PeacePlayers International uses basketball to bring children together and teach them proven tactics for improving their communities. PeacePlayers International currently operates year-round programs in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Israel and the West Bank, and Cyprus.
Next up, PeacePlayers is holding the annual Dropping Dimes for Peace Party in New York City on April 7. More information can be found here.