We play in Memory of all our fallen soldiers who have lost their lives due to gun violence / street violence / institutional violence and violence in General! Thanks to the Dunleavy Milbank Center 14-32 West 118th St and Lenox Ave New York, New York 10026 for hosting the BALL-N-PEACE ALL STAR CELEBRITY GAME at their facility.
Congratulations to this year's champions New York Belles and MVP Emily "The Truth " Engstler. Emily is going to be a Sophomore at Christ the King . She is our youngest MVP . She scored 29 points in the championship game and filled up Box sheet with a couple of steals 8 rebounds and 5 assist. She has gotten early looks from all big name schools The University of Connecticut and Tennessee to name a few. We wish Emily well and hope to see her next year at our tournament to be the first to get back to back MVP'S. Only one word describes Emily ' s performance last night and that word is GREATNESS! !!!!!!!!!
The 2015 Ball N Peace Citywide Showcase is played in Brooklyn, Queens, and Harlem remembering Tayshana Chicken Murphy and all the young people that also met their untimely deaths to senseless street violence.
All donations and sponsorships for the 2015 Ball N Peace Citywide Showcase will go to the Tayshana Chicken Murphy Foundation to promote peace and empower our youth through our educational programs BOTH SIDES OF THE GUN and S.I.M.B.A. (Strong Intelligent Minds Building Alliances).
Come see future NCAA & WNBA stars from all parts of New York.
Tayshana ‘Chicken’ Murphy THE LIFE THE LOVE THE LEGACY DOCUMENTARY VIDEO TRAILER can be viewed at chickenthelifethelovethelegacy.com
CLICK HERE TO MAKE DONATIONS TO THE FOUNDATION AT GOFUNDME.COM/TAYSHANACHICKEN
The Ball N Peace Basketball Tournament was established in August 2012. The tournament was formed in honor of Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy and all the young people who met their physical demise due to gun violence and destructive acts. The purpose of the tournament is to utilize anti-violence organizations, youth empowerment groups as well as positive entertainment to sow seeds of peace in our youth. Ultimately we use the platform of basketball and entertainment to gather young people and discuss solutions to the violence in our community.