Drew League - Ballin' for Peace
Ballin’ for Peace - New Social Workers (NSW) is a 501c3 non-profit organization, formed to provide positive recreational activities for youth and adults. We aim to offer workshops, employment opportunities, educational grants, scholarships, health care services, and entertainment programs. We will partner with major cities within the U.S. and abroad to bring special activities in various regions.
Our 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, and the Los Angeles Police Department. 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, Martin Luther King Weekend. 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. In 2016 Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney came to the Nicetown Give Back Festival and supported the Ballin’ for Peace movement.
Utilizing the positive influence of sports and music, Ballin’ for Peace events provide various forms of entertainment. We invite community leaders, politicians, pastors, celebrities, and business professionals to engage in our mission.
The centerpiece of our events are celebrity basketball games and showcases, featuring current and former NBA players, street ball legends, influential members of the community, actors, musicians, etc. The games are exceptionally entertaining and draw large crowds to the events. Information is available on education, job training, health care services, and crime prevention/intervention.
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.
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