- ABC Chicago (WLS): Peace Basketball Tournament brings Stars, local gangs together at St. Sabina
09/17/2016, 07:52 PM CT
CHICAGO (WLS) Celebrities, pro athletes and local gang members hit the basketball court on Saturday for the fifth annual Peace Basketball Tournament at St. Sabina Church in the city's Gresham neighborhood.The tournament aims to promote peace over gun violence, said Fr. Michael Pfleger, of St. Sabina.
- Chicago Tribune: St. Sabina hosts peace basketball tournament
St. Sabina Church hosted the 5th Annual Peace Basketball Tournament in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Sept. 17, 2016, when teams from different blocks came together to play one another. Director Spike Lee, former Detroit Pistons star Isiah Thomas, and former DePaul University and Pistons star Mark Aguirre were among those in attendance.
- Huffington Post: Founded on Faith, Basketball Program Offers Peace, Hope
09/02/2016, 11:51 AM ET
With a purpose to nurture and spiritually develop, Father Pfleger and The Faith Community of St. Sabina have become a leaders and a model for faith-based communities using sport to “penetrate the world in order to present God’s way of living as a divine option” by not being “confined by the walls of the sanctuary.”