Ballin’ for Peace is a non-profit organization formed to provide resources and positive recreational activities for youth and adults. The organization offers workshops, employment opportunities, educational grants, scholarships, health care services, and entertainment programs.
It was seen on major networks like CNN with D.L. Hughley and ABC News network, just to name a few. Ballin’ for Peace received critical feedback in various industries after releasing a mixtape series featuring none other than Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Utilizing the positive influence of sports and music, Ballin’ for Peace teams up with community leaders, politicians, pastors, celebrities, and business professionals to engage in the national annual events.
The centerpiece of the events is celebrity basketball games, showcases, and outreach activities featuring current and former NBA players, streetball legends, influential members of the community, actors, musicians, etc. The games and showcases are exceptionally entertaining and draw large crowds to the events. Information is available on education, job training, health care services, and crime prevention/intervention.
Ballin’ for Peace programs have been a great success and have received favorable reviews from news stations (CNN, ABC, and NBC), national magazines (Sports Illustrated and SLAM), local newspapers, politicians, the Los Angeles Police Department, and superstars (Shaq & D.L. Hughley posts on social media, which led to 9 million+ views). In 2015 members of the Ballin’ for Peace organization received a “Hero Among Us” award and Citation from the City Council of Philadelphia during a Philadelphia 76ers home game. The following year, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney came to the Nicetown Give Back Festival and supported the Ballin’ for Peace movement. In 2009 members of the organization also received a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Villaraigosa at Staples Center during a Los Angeles Clippers Game, for their exemplary work In Southern California.
Donations/sponsorships will be used for workshop materials, educational needs, and programs for youth from diverse communities to include all age groups, cultures, and ethnicities. Monies will also secure venues, talent, uniforms and T-shirts for game day activities, etc.