OTISFIELD, MAINE | On July 17, Seeds of Peace will host the 15th Annual Play for Peace basketball clinic at the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine.
Six current and former NBA and WNBA players, including two NBA Champions, will join 181 Seeds of Peace campers from the Middle East and South Asia who are courageously engaging each other across lines of conflict as a first step to creating change in their communities.
During the 15th Annual Play for Peace clinic, these young campers will get a break from their intense daily dialogue sessions and learn teamwork and hoops skills from some of the best basketball players and minds in the game, including two-time NBA Champion Matt Bonner (San Antonio Spurs), Sue Wicks (New York Liberty), and Ish Smith, Luke Kennard, and Henry Ellenson (Detroit Pistons).
NBA Champion Brian Scalabrine (Boston Celtics) will be making his record 13th Play for Peace appearance. Joining him is Darren Erman, a former Seeds of Peace counselor, Celtics assistant coach, and current New Orleans Pelicans assistant coach, and Dwight Davis, who serves on the National Basketball Retired Players Association Board of Directors.
A visit from world-class athletes and coaches will bring renewed energy to Camp as the players demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills on and off the field. The visitors will also learn more about our campers and the challenges they face as they work for change in communities divided by conflict.
This is the 15th year that Play for Peace has been organized by Seeds of Peace board member and former sports agent Arn Tellem, who now heads the Detroit Pistons front office, in partnership with the NBA.
Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of leaders in communities divided by conflict. We equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.
Media interested in covering the July 17 Play for Peace Clinic or visiting Camp this summer should contact Seeds of Peace Director of Communications Huberta von Voss-Wittig at firstname.lastname@example.org.