OTISFIELD, Maine | The game of basketball can unite people from all different places and backgrounds. That’s why, for the last 15 years, the Seeds of Peace Camp has been using the sport to strengthen relationships between its kids from all over the world, especially the Middle East.
On Wednesday, current and former basketball stars, including former Celtics Dave Cowens and Brian Scalabrine, headed to extend the camp’s message of acceptance and understanding to the court.
It may not seem like passes and layups are making an much of an impact, but the stars say the campers actions and attitudes are inspiring.
This session of Seeds of Peace Camp has 129 campers international campers, primarily from the Middle East. The camps works to create an open dialogue among teens with differing backgrounds to help create a more peaceful world.