Slam Dunk Success

Coco, Paul
November 2005
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;11/14/2005, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p4
This article features the basketball games initiated by the organization Playing for Peace for children in the Middle East in 2005. The organization set up a basketball camp in Netanya, Israel. At the camp, 50 Arab and 50 Jewish teenagers spent a week playing basketball together. They also learned about their teammates' cultures and backgrounds. At the camp, campers ran drills, learned offensive and defensive techniques, and played full-court basketball games. Off the court, they got to know each other by watching movies, swimming, eating, and talking together.


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