10 Years

Intro by Wendell Maxey

Believe it or not, but you have been around the world and back again with us at Full Court Peace.

From launching our vision back in 2006 in Belfast, Ireland, to the four year outreach program in Juarez, Mexico, to refurbishing basketball courts, distributing donated shoes and bring two countries together through our passion projects in Cuba, you guys have played a part in making all of these trips happen.

Think about that for a minute…

Amazing.

Thanks also to our commitment in Connecticut, FCP has painted courts, led basketball camps and clinics, held fundraising campaigns and mentored youth throughout Fairfield County.

It is one thing to generously give of your financial resources to FCP, but you have also given us your valuable time as well and that is something we are very thankful for as we continue to make a local, national, global and social impact through the game of basketball.

Join us as we reflect on 10 Years of Full Court Peace and the hoops journey ahead.

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Wendell Maxey serves as Director of Social Media & Digital Content for Full Court Peace

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2006–2016

History

For the last 10 years, Full Court Peace (501(c)3 Nonprofit) has united, strengthened and educated communities and cultures through basketball in the United States and around the world. With roots in Belfast, Ireland, Juarez, Mexico, Havana & Cojímar, Cuba and our inner city work bringing black and white kids together in Connecticut, FCP has refurbished courts, conducted camps, distributed donated sneakers in underprivileged areas and built lasting relationships that cross racial and socioeconomic boundaries. This is our timeline of events, from our beginning to now.

2006

Full Court Peace founded, uniting Protestant and Catholic kids from segregated areas in Ireland through basketball.

2009

FCP begins organizing Basketball Ambassador Trips to Havana, Cuba to build grassroots relationships between everyday Cubans and everyday Americans.

2010

FCP begins basketball clinics and refurbished basketball courts for youth affected by drug violence in northern Mexico.

2014

First "AJ Court" dedicated in Cuba, in memory of AJ Cina, 12-year old Weston boy who passed away in 2013. Since then, 4 courts have been dedicated in AJ's honor.

2006–2016
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Trips to Cuba

Trips in 2015

Trips planned for 2016

2006–2016
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Unique visitors

Courts refurbished

Donated sneakers distributed

2015

Full Court Peace moves into Fairfield, CT. FCP Free Throw Shooting Contest raises $10,000.

Fairfield, CT
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Campers

Counselors

Courts refurbished

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The Future

In August, 2016, Full Court Peace returned to Belfast on a basketball outreach trip to commemorate our anniversary and help launch another 10 years of service. FCP remains committed to making a local and global impact through installing and repairing basketball courts, leading youth basketball programs, encouraging FCP High School Clubs, embarking on service learning trips to Cuba, holding fundraising events and sharing our story of Full Court Peace through our social media channels. But none of this is possible without you and your support.

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, LinkedIn, and stay up to date with the latest news and events at our Full Court Peace Blog.

Please consider donating to Full Court Peace. Every contribution brings us closer to our goals.