Apr 29, 2014
US/Nike Sports Camps Continues to Support Ultimate Peace Organization
(PRWEB) April 29, 2014 – US/Nike Sports Camps continues to support non-profit organization, Ultimate Peace, for a second year by supplying Nike gear for 400 campers and staff.
Ultimate Peace (UP) was established by founders Dr. David Barkan, Linda Sidorsky and Dori Yaniv in the spring of 2008. UP brings together youth from Palestinian, Arab Israeli, and Israeli Jewish communities to learn, play, and unite around the character building sport of Ultimate Frisbee. With a focus on teamwork, personal responsibility, and leadership, the sport of Ultimate is used to bring together youth who would otherwise never meet due to the regional conflict. The UP vision is that youth from diverse social and cultural backgrounds around the world will build new understandings, share meaningful experiences, and develop lasting relationships in the UP program. Based on this exposure and these connections, they will work collaboratively to bring about sustainable social change as the next generation of peace–building citizens.
The Ultimate Peace Middle East programs began in 2009 with small events in Tel Aviv. Organizers wanted to use the sport as a tool to unite youth. Now, as a multicultural organization, Ultimate Peace Middle East runs year-round programs across more than a dozen communities. They hold weekly practices, monthly Coach-in-Training meetings, quarterly tournaments, and an annual camp – all in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.
"We were eager to get involved last year when we first learned about Ultimate Peace and we will continue to support them again this year as their program grows,” said US Sports Camps CEO Charlie Hoeveler. "The work they are doing is so important for the future of our global community. We are just proud to help support their outstanding efforts.”
In Camp Ultimate Peace’s 5th summer season, the Ultimate Peace overnight camp will host over 280 youth from 14 Arab, Jewish, and Palestinian communities in the Middle East. For two 5-day sessions, UP campers live, learn and play in a spacious, safe, & serene setting in Acco, Israel and kids get to know one another, share positive experiences, and learn new ways to interact.
More information about Ultimate Peace can be found online at www.ultimatepeace.org .
About US Sports Camps, Inc.
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement. Players, coaches, parents and others interested in Nike Ultimate Camps and US Sports Camps can visit the company’s website at www.USSportsCamps.com .