The First Ever Soccer for Peace Wedding!!
April, 2011 - I’ve often been asked how I’d know Soccer for Peace was successful. To
which, three milestones came to mind: (1) when I randomly saw a person wearing our t-shirt (2) when the organization would be responsible for a wedding, and (3) when a sincere and lasting peace became the reality in the Middle East.
Camp Coexistence 2010
Soccer for Peace Cup 2010
June, 2010- Just as South Africa looked to capture the World's spirits by hosting a memorable World Cup, The Soccer for Peace Cup aimed to build off of its remarkable first two years and put on a bigger and better event.
And, as all participants will attest, the Third Annual Soccer for Peace Cup did just that!
400 strong watch US beat England, 1-1!!
June, 2010 - In celebration of the world's greatest sporting event, and the United States' valiant effort therein, Soccer for Peace hosted a World Cup viewing party on June 12th, 2010. Some 400 soccer fans came together at the Maritime Hotel Cabanas to watch the highly anticipated U.S. vs. England match broadcast live from South Africa. While cheering on the U.S.A., guests enjoyed margaritas and beer thanks to generous donations by Jose Cuervo and Brooklyn Brewery
FIFA Streetfootballworld fund Soccer for Peace
January, 2008 - With profound honor, Soccer for Peace announces that we have been named an implementing partner of the Football for Hope Movement, a joint effort of FIFA and streetfootballworld. As such Soccer for Peace receives financial support, as well as entry into the group of organizations recognized by the sport's governing body for their potential to create meaningful change in the world.
Uncle Nathan's Writing Contest
December, 2007 – Enabled by the generosity of longtime supporter Nathan Zeller, Soccer for Peace recently held a letter writing contest for our participants. The goal was for Arab and Jewish kids to write letters to one another, hopefully tapping into the progress that’s been made in the course of our programming. First place (letters below) went to Tarik Abu Moch and Sagie Aluma. Mohammad Mader and Dor Ganach won second place honors.
Camp Coexistence 2007
July, 2007 - On the first day, kids mingled with the friends whom they already knew. But by the second day new friendships were forming and the kids were beginning to interact in mixed groups. The camp schedule was packed with soccer , social and dialogue activities. soccer was played every morning and every evening. Moreover, whenever the kids had a
Of Bombs & Boots
July, 2006 - There seemed no better time to hold a Soccer for Peace program than in the aftermath of the World Cup, a month long celebration for which the entire world stands together. Camp Coexistence 2006 started on this high note, with 100 Arab and Jewish children coming together just south of the Israeli coastal town of Netanya, assembling to watch the final match in an amphitheatre overlooking the Mediterranean.
SFP Goes MBA
January, 2006 - Students at Harvard, Columbia and Georgetown business schools are currently working with Soccer for Peace , taking on three unrelated projects as part of their coursework or extracurricular involvement.
At Harvard Business School, a team of students enrolled in a class titled 'Social Entrepreneurship' have chosen Soccer for Peace as the subject of their semester project. In the school's finest tradition, the students have chosen to analyze the organization's long-term strategy. They will produce a comprehensive, and pragmatic, business plan which will inform the organization's development.
Aspiring Management Consultants at Columbia Business School have enrolled in the Small Business Consulting Program, where they are matched with local businesses or early-stage ventures in need of specific advice. Interest in Soccer for Peace was overwhelming, with a group of four ultimately forming to 'bid' on the project. The SBCP team will provide a fundraising analysis, looking to comparable organizations (in size or mission) to determine best practices and potential growth areas.
Soccer for Peace Raises Over $100K at Spring Fundraiser
May, 2006 - On a beautiful spring night in Manhattan, over 300 people turned out for Soccer for Peace 's annual fundraiser. The event, held May 31st at the West Side Loft, raised over $100,000 from registrants, corporate sponsors, auction and raffle participants and donors at-large. Soccer for Peace is extends its utmost gratitude to all those who attended and certainly those who helped plan the event.
World Cup Ends, Camp Begins
July, 2006 - Following intensive preparations, and our largest ever fundraising campaign, Soccer for Peace is proud to kick off Camp Coexistence on Sunday July 9th 2006 (for daily blog and photos, click here). 100 youth, aged 10-12 and representing Jewish and Arab populations in equal parts, will arrive at Israel's Wingate Institute just in time for the World Cup Final.