What We Do
Advocacy – Media –Youth Tournaments –Volunteer Missions – Soccer Fields of Peace
The Foundation knows and understands that focus is imperative with such a large and comprehensive organization that works for world peace. As a result, it engages in four primary areas of activity. Those areas are as follows:
Youth Soccer Tournaments
The Foundation will host its first annual youth soccer tournament in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in December 2018. This tournament will be organized under the banner of “peace through soccer” and it will galvanize global support to transcend the boundaries of culture, politics, economics and religion. It will be a true celebration of global peace in a competitive soccer atmosphere. The Foundation will plan to host this tournament each year in the UAE at the same time.
Media And Television
The Foundation has been deeply engaged in spreading the mission of peace through soccer since early 2003. It has produced television shows and developed multi-media campaigns in challenging environments such as Syria and Israel-Palestine. By utilizing youth soccer as its primary tool for spreading the mission, the Foundation has succeeded in many areas and on multiple levels. Its popular television show, “The Soccer Academy,” has aired in myriad cities around the world.
The Foundation began conducting free youth soccer clinics in the developing world in 2008. From the Middle Eastern country of Jordan to the Central American nation of Belize, the Foundation has been deeply involved in delivering its message on soccer fields around the world. In 2018, the Foundation expects to lead missions in Mali and Haiti.
International Soccer Fields of Peace
The Foundation is in the process of raising money to establish the very first “International Soccer Fields of Peace” in the State of Ohio, near the border of both West Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Located in a strategic area of the United States, just hours from other major areas such as New York City, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, the Eastern Ohio / Pittsburgh, PA Metroplex has long served as a feeder for young soccer players to the collegiate system. The area is rife with youth clubs and teams. The International Soccer Fields of Peace would be used to host summer and winter tournaments, as well as to stage clinics and academies that spread the message of peace through soccer. These will become the very first international soccer fields of peace that are dedicated exclusively to spreading peace through soccer.