|Team Peace and Sport brings relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy
As you know, the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, of which Peace and Sport is a registered charity, had to be cancelled due to hurricane Sandy leaving a wake of destruction in the entire region. The authorities, with a heavy heart, had no other choice but to cancel the Marathon so that resources could be concentrated on recovery efforts.
The news came on Friday, November 2nd at 5pm, only 36 hours before the start of the race. Most of the members of Team Peace and Sport had already arrived in New York at that time and in spite of their disappointment, all of them perfectly understood the situation and the decision of the authorities.
With the same enthusiasm they put into their training, in a show of solidarity representative of the values of sport in general and running in particular, they teamed up with the American Red Cross to deliver food, water and smiles to badly affected local communities in the downtown Manhattan area.
40 000 euros raised for programs on the field
Thanks to your donations, 5 field projects will benefit from the collected funds:
Tegla Loroupe Peace academy
Building a multi-sports ground for pupils in a primary school in Kapenguria, Kenya.
Partner : Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation
Jerusalem Suburbs communities Center
Helping to educate and integrate over 500 young people living in lawless regions.
Partner : NGO Jerusalem Suburbs communities Center
Viens jouer au rugby, c’est la vie !
Social and professional insertion of 200 young people each year through the structured practice of rugby.
Partners : Ivorian Rugby Federation, International Rugby Board
"1000 hours of structured sports activities for vulnerable youth in Guapi”
Giving youngsters in difficulty guidance and access to basic education and healthcare promotion through an assistance project using sport.
Rwanda, Burundi and DRC
The Friendship Games
Bringing young people together through the values of sport in the Great Lakes region.
Partners: National Olympic Committees and Ministries of Youth and Sport.