“CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - It was a start. That’s how most observers described a Peace Basketball Tournament at a South Side Catholic church—a start at bringing peace to the streets.
The game brought together members of four South Side gangs for an afternoon of hoops coupled with group discussions about conflict resolution and a chance for teens to talk about their life situations.
Current NBA stars Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah, Bobby Simmons and others participated, some serving as coaches of the four teams and helping to facilitate the Sept. 22 discussions that occurred before and after the games.”
(via Basketball as a tool for peace)