“I love soccer. But not everyone is able to enjoy this beautiful sport. As a little girl, I was always told that one person can make a huge impact. As a high school student, I wanted to make one of my dreams a reality.” – Amy Li
Huge shout out to Amy Li for her leadership in helping Peace Passers since 2012. To help out with the mission of Peace Passers Amy founded Gear For Cheer, a movement aimed at spreading the joys of soccer around the globe. To help raise funds for shipping and get the word out about her goals Amy even set up her own Indiegogo page!
Amy is a true example of someone who recognizes their ability to share their time and talents and make a difference in the world. Thank you Amy for all of your hard work and dedication to the mission of Peace Passers.
In cooperation with NCSA, the Peace Passers Women’s team played in the first Annual Celebrate the Ta Tas Soccer Tournament for Women which was held this year in Charlotte NC, September 27-28, 2014.
This was a special tournament that was not only about soccer but brought awareness to a great cause by raising funds for breast cancer research. Huge thanks to the organizers of this tournament for putting together a well run tournament for all to enjoy!
Congrats to all the players for a great weekend of soccer fun. And BIG congrats to my teammates on the Peace Passers team for winning all 5 games and celebrating 1st place!
2012, 2013, 2014 = 3 years in a row Marissa Baird has written a check and made a charitable contribution to Peace Passers.This year Marissa’s donation was matched by her employer. That’s called a win win!
“Pfriends” might look like a spelling error but it’s not. It’s a Pfieffer University thing that Marissa can tell you all about if you’re lucky enough to be in the same space and place.
Marissa and I have been playing soccer after college for over 10 years now and trust me you want her on your team- Those long legs are deadly on the offense or defense! On and off the field she is passionate about life and has been a huge supporter of Peace Passers since the foundation. No matter where we are I can always count on Marissa to make sure that everyone around us knows about the mission of Peace Passers.
A very special thank you to Marissa & John (newlyweds) for your 2014 charitable contribution to Peace Passers!
The world is a beautiful place because of people like Jack Collins! Check out the amazing equipment collection drive Jack led in his community of Grand Rapids, MI.
Many thanks to all the players who helped pass on their ‘old’ jerseys and give them a ‘new’ life with Peace Passers. At the completion of his service project collection, Jack collected over 60 jerseys and matching shorts (3 full sets of uniforms).
The equipment was shipped from Jack’s hometown in Michigan to Minnesota where the gear was received by the non-profit Matter More (mattermore.org). Through a partner organization called The Bayat Foundation the donations will be a part of the international humanitarian aid shipments sent directly to communities in Afghanistan.
Jack Collins is an automatic superstar for his amazing leadership with this project. Also a special thank you to Kate from Matter More and to Jack’s mom Andrea for their efforts in Peace Passin’!
Twin brothers from St. Louis, MO just celebrated their 13th birthday. Not only did they just officially become TEENagers but they also collected $ donations for 2 of their favorite charities. What an inspiration for their friends, family & community!
Big thanks to Evan & Tate. Twin power!
The soccer ball being used before the Peace Passers donations.
Special thanks to Sarah Barnes from Cary, NC for collecting donations and donating to Peace Passers. She met up with Skyla Campbell in Charleston, SC after a soccer tournament and passed on 25 soccer balls & 25 pairs of cleats so they could be distributed to Ethiopia with an organization called Invest in Children.
Yorktown FC soccer club in Yorktown, Virginia hosted 2 week “Second Season” tournament in early June and collected soccer gear for Peace Passers. What a great picture of the players showing their support for the collection drive.
With the generous support of players and families from YFC they collected the following:
Way to go YFC! Thank you for representing Peace Passers and helping to share the world’s game! Check them out @ http://www.yorktownfc.com/
Shout out to the Peace Passers Women’s Team for bringing home 1st place gold at the North American Sand Soccer Championships. For the 3rd year in a row the team from Charlotte, NC has traveled to Virginia Beach, VA with a mission to represent the organization and share the message of what Peace Passers is all about. While they are at it, bringing their A game too!
The ladies had 4 strong wins and impressive stats with 29 goals and only 1 goal against. It is an honor and priviledge to continue playing the game with friends that help represent the positive vibes of Peace Passers both on and off the pitch!
Congratulations and cheers to all the teams represented in the 2014 NASSC!
Coach Heather Sakaduski dropping off the donations from Butler High School.
Special thanks to Heather Sakaduski, coach for the Butler High School (Charlotte, NC) girls soccer team. Heather took the lead on making sure that their ‘old’ jerseys will be put back into play with Peace Passers.
Luz & Jacob packing up donations of soccer gear
The team sets of jerseys will be distributed to teams in Tierrabomba, Colombia. Jacob and Luz are headed to Colombia again this summer and will carry 2 suitcases full of Peace Passers gear including the Butler High jerseys.
Thank you to Heather for the awesome donations and to Luz & Jacob for Passin’ the peace onward to South America!
Check out the outstanding service project collection by 7th grader Simon Levenstein. Simon organized a collection of soccer gear for his Bar Mitzvah project. He will be shipping the donations from his hometown in New Jersey to one of Peace Passers favorite partners in Indiana. The gear will be used to support teams and programs with Fields of Dreams Uganda (Fieldsofdreamsuganda.org).
Thank you Simon for helping to share the world’s game!