As we enter our fifth year of service to the Crown Heights community, I AM PEACE Foundation is proud to announce our biggest and brightest initiative yet:
Summer of PEACE is our effort to expand our impact beyond our flagship tournament and mentorship program, becoming a more active presence through events, outreach, and partnerships.
Go Hoop Day - Saturday, June 23rd
Go Hoop Day is a global basketball holiday taking place on June 23, 2018, founded by Chris Paul (Point Guard for the Houston Rockets) and Game Seven Marketing. Go Hoop Day is about celebrating the sport we love. Join us for an all day community celebration of hoop culture at our local park.
Run for PEACE with D.A.S.H. Run Crew - Sunday, July 1st to Saturday, July 21st
D.A.S.H. [ DARE 2 ASPIRE | STRIVE 4 HOPE ] Run Crew is an integrated fitness community specializing in marathon training. Coached by Christian "CHRIS WISE" Waterman, our head of Development for I AM PEACE Foundation - training with D.A.S.H. Run Crew is a perfect way for student-athletes to develop their stamina and endurance prior to I AM PEACE 5!
Focused Fridays - Friday, July 13th through Friday, August 10th
For the first time, I AM PEACE Foundation is presenting a installation of focused engagement for anyone interested in supporting (volunteering, coaching, sponsoring, etc.) the 5th Annual I AM PEACE 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament or the organization overall. The meetings will take place every Friday leading up to the tournament, starting with our community dinner series on Friday, July 13th.
Najee Memorial Games - Saturday, July 21st
The Najee Baker Peace Games is a basketball tournament to celebrate the life of the late Najee Ali Baker. Najee was a 21 year old Winston Salem State University college student who was raised in Ebbets Field Apartments in Brooklyn, New York. He was shot and killed on January 20, 2018 while attending a social event for students while away at college.
The Najee Memorial Peace Games will be held on July 21, 2018 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm in the Jackie Robinson Playground located at Montgomery Street, between Franklin Avenue and McKeever Place in Brooklyn, New York.
PEACE WEEK - Friday, August 3rd to Friday, August 10th
For the first time, I AM PEACE Foundation is presenting a full week of exciting programming gearing up towards the 5th Annual I AM PEACE 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament. The full week will take place from Friday, August 3rd to Saturday, August 11th.
8.3 - August Community Dinner
8.4 - Get Fit Running Day
8.5 - Sunday Ball at Jackie Robinson
8.6 - Ball Handling Training
8.7 - Rebounding Training
8.8 - Shooting Training
8.9 - Defense Training
8.10 - PEACE JAM
8.11 - 5th Annual I AM PEACE 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament
8.11 - Championship Dinner at 8pm
The 5th Annual I AM PEACE 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament - Saturday, August 11th
The I AM PEACE Foundation is proud to announce the 5th installment of our flagship event, the annual I AM PEACE 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament.
I AM PEACE was originally created as a positive response to gun violence taking place in and around our home court, Jackie Robinson Playground. The tradition lives on as a way of bringing together the community for a special day of unity, PEACE and healthy competition.