CALENDAR: Recent and Future Events

Date
Location
Event
April 6, 2014
Africa
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to be celebrated at Ghana, Malawi and South Africa program sites
April, 2014
Malawi and South Africa
Basic training and certification workshops for volunteer instructors to learn the 2014 Play for Fun, Learn for Life curriculum
April 19, 2014
Washington, D.C.
June, 2014
Worldwide
Registration opens for the 2014 Global Peace Games

AWARDS:

  • MALAWI TROPHY: Patrick Kulemeka, PLAY SOCCER Malawi Program Director, was awarded the International Olympic Committee 2011 trophy for Sport and Social Responsibility on June 25 at Thyolo Stadium on the Olympic Day celebration. Patrick's name was nominated by the Malawi Olympic committee because of his commitment to promote the IOC objectives, and his outstanding contribution to development through sport through his work with children and youth.

  • PLAY SOCCER AWARDED TROPHY AT GLOBAL SPORTS FORUM BARCELONA: On March 9, 2010, PLAY SOCCER Non Profit International (PSNI) was awarded the 2010 Trophy for "Sport and Education" at the second Global Sports Forum in Barcelona. The Trophy for Sport and Education honored PLAY SOCCER's 10-year old "Play for Fun, Learn for Life" program as "the sports initiative that has best promoted the values of citizenship education, training and vocational integration through sport."
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  • PLAY SOCCER AWARDED "SPORTS NGO FOR PEACE OF THE YEAR": PLAY SOCCER Non Profit International was awarded the prestigious "Sports NGO for Peace of the Year" at the 3rd Annual Peace and Sport International Forum in Monaco, in the presence of H.S.H Prince Albert II and more than 400 decision-makers from 85 nations, representing sport, politics, business and civil society
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  • PLAY SOCCER SHORTLISTED FOR 2009 UNICEF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS AWARD: The PLAY SOCCER Network was one of four finalists for the 2009 UNICEF Children’s Rights Award. The award was granted by Beyond Sport, a new global initiative to unite and promote the world’s most innovative projects for change. PLAY SOCCER benefited from participation at the July 7-9 Beyond Sport Summit in London, an opportunity to network with media, corporations, organizations, and individuals who support our achievements.
  • US DEPARTMENT OF STATE AWARDS GRANT TO OHIO UNIVERSITY & PLAY SOCCER PARTNERSHIP: The US Department of State has awarded a three-year grant of $225,000 to support a partnership between Ohio University and PLAY SOCCER that furthers cultural interaction and education through sport in underserved areas in the US, Senegal, Ghana and South Africa. The grant, issued by the Sports United Office, will fund a holistic training program for youth sport coaches that teaches the crucial link between sport and health. The PLAY SOCCER- Ohio University partnership kicks off in December at PLAY SOCCER South Africa, where a Ohio U’s expert coaches will deliver clinics, training and field sessions. PLAY SOCCER’s country programs in Ghana and Senegal will benefit from visits in 2010 and 2011. In exchange, during summer 2010 and 2011, PLAY SOCCER youth coaches from South Africa, Ghana, and Senegal will travel to the US to participate in Ohio University’s “Kids On Campus,” an enrichment program for children in the surrounding Appalachian communities.

    READ MORE: Press Release

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