Saturday, December 24, 2011

Inspiration is universal

"Everyone smiles in the same language"

Check out more of the pictures of Jeb and Caitlin in India on Peace Pandemic's Facebook page!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Coming home

After an amazing couple of weeks in India, Jeb and Caitlin are returning home to Colorado!

Blog posts and more pictures from Jeb and Caitlin will be coming soon!

Peace Pandemic extends a HUGE thank you to everyone who made this trip possible.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Finding inspiration in India

"All I've seen is passion - a passion for life and a passion for football" - Jeb
A great video interview from CNN-IBN with Jeb and Caitlin:

"Hold onto your dreams, keep that passion"

A video from Jeb and Caitlin:

On a personal level, watching that last video has inspired me beyond belief. Seeing the looks of joy and happiness on the faces of those kids leaves me speechless. 
Jeb wrote to me in an email describing just how amazing these people are and how they value and appreciate the smallest things. 

This video and the efforts from Jeb and Caitlin here bring me nearly to tears - Jeb told me that if he and Caitlin could have an impact on one person, if they can get their message across to just one - then they have accomplished something.

I fully agree with them - but at this point, I think they've reached more than one.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chak de India!

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." ~Bill Gates

Peace is all about Inspiration

They say pictures are worth a thousand words... So here are a few from out here in India that we would like to share! Peace is about Inspiring ACTION instead of speculative teaching.

This is how Football should be played!

Jeb kicking the ball around before 5:30 a.m. training in Jharkhand.


Caitlin consulting girls and boys individually with health concerns.

Boys and Girls from Yuwa as the sunsets on training.

“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.” ~Woodrow Wilson

Monday, December 12, 2011

A medium for peace

Hi everyone!
I received an email from Jeb today with updates!

Although he couldn't possibly sum up his experience thus far with an email, he did mention the words crazy, amazing, fascinating, rewarding, inspiring, and phenomenal.

One of the pitches Jeb played on in East Delhi.

"The stories and the people are incredible - they leave me speechless each and every day."

Here are just a few highlights so far from his trip, Jeb will soon be writing up a post!

Jeb meeting with Kaushul Das - General Secretary of the AIFF (All India Football Federation)

 Pictures with footballers from IYSA (India Youth Soccer Association)

Jeb's wonderful girlfriend Caitlin Phelan has been speaking to the boys and girls at the end of each soccer session regarding health and disease. She's also taken on the role of photographer!

Caitling with some of the boys and girls from camp!

Stay tuned for more pictures and stories!
Jeb and Caitlin with the kids.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bend it like Brovsky

Jeb is in India!!!
Stay tuned for pictures and updates very soon!

For now, check out these great articles about his trip:

"Rukka girls to bend it like Brovsky"

An article about the work Jeb and Peace Pandemic will be doing with young girls from the Rukka village in India.

"Football gives them confidence and a safe social environment"

In Rukka Jeb will be working with Yuwa, a "social outfit" used to challenge gender inequality. Yuwa works concurrently with the goals of Peace Pandemic to use team sport as a powerful outlet to promote health education and improved livelihoods amongst young women.

"If it moves kick it; if it doesn't, kick it till it moves."

- Kathryn

Monday, November 21, 2011

Together we can

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.  
The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.  
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

To say that each and every member of the Peace Pandemic team is phenomenal would be an understatement! There is a significant amount of hard work and love that goes into Peace Pandemic... 

Thank you to all of our amazing team members.

An appreciative thank you to Nhu Phan - Student and Peace Pandemic liaison at the University of Notre Dame - and Eunice Ikene - graduate from the University of Notre Dame for their fundraising efforts and for spearheading Peace Pandemic's entry in the 2011-2012 Notre Dame Business Plan Competition.

A huge shoutout to Anita Cirillo - Simon Fraser University student, international & national elite trampolinist, and Vancouver blogger - and Carolina Cirillo - international & national elite trampolinist for their amazing work at the Peace Pandemic fundraiser in Vancouver this year.
Another big thank you to Sandy Hancock (Director) and Andy Price (Manager) of the Whitecaps Foundation for all of their help and support with Peace Pandemic this year!

Thank you to Eddie Rock, Jeb Brovsky's wonderful agent representative, along with Sukhvinder Singh (Managing Director at Libero Sports India,) Karan Jindal (Operations Executive) and the entire India team at Libero Sports who have all worked tirelessly to assist Jeb and Peace Pandemic (particularly for this upcoming trip to India in December!)

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. 
What we do for others and the world, 
remains and is immortal."  
 -Mason Albert Pike

Thanks again everyone!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Peace of mind"

Check out a great article about Jeb ("Get to know Jeb Brovsky") via Whitecaps FC!

 “I think I am a bit of a dreamer, but I think the world needs more dreamers. All I can hope is that I’m a pebble in the water and I can create a big ripple. If more professional athletes took that on themselves, I think we could do amazing things.”

Here is another article on Jeb - this time about his trip to India! Check out the article and the video!

“Peace Pandemic is a foundation that basically creates soccer camps worldwide for kids. My vision is that soccer can change the world for the better with anything: hatred, poverty, hunger, women’s rights. I think that soccer has the power to disband all stereotypes and cross many cultural boundaries."

Amazing! Way to go Jeb!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Peace is power

It is possible to live in peace.

Better than a thousand hollow 
words is one word that brings 

Peace & Love


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wrapping up the weekend

Check out two great videos:

Here is one of Jeb receiving the Whitecaps Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award:

This next video is about Jeb's upcoming trip to India:

Both videos via Whitecaps FC

Way to go Jeb!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Peace Pandemic Fundraiser: SUCCESS!

Hi everyone!

Wow, what an amazing, amazing day we had on Saturday at the very last Whitecaps FC game of the season!

The great event kicked off with Jeb receiving the player award for the Whitecaps Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award!

Congratulations on the award and a great season Jeb!

Behind the scenes, Peace Pandemic had the opportunity to hold a silent auction at the game to raise funds for Jeb's upcoming trip to India in December!

I personally want to thank Anita and Carolina for coming out to help me (you girls rock!) as well as Sandy Hancock and the Whitecaps Foundation for all of her help! Thank you all for your hard work!

Our hot ticket item of the day (among other great items including game worn jerseys!) was a Whitecaps FC soccer ball signed by everyone on the team, and, upon request from our highest bidder, we were lucky enough to have the great Bob Lenarduzzi sign the ball as well!

Whose signature is that??!

So many wonderful people stopped by the table to chat, make donations, and bid on the wonderful items we had for auction!

We thank every single one of you for your contributions, support and interest!

This blog will be frequently updated so you can all follow Jeb and his trip to India!

                                                   Thank you.