ESPY winners unite kids divided by Belfast conflict

Updated: July 3, 2007, 10:24 PM ET

Two men on opposite sides of Northern Ireland's violent 30-year conflict who have used basketball to promote peace and understanding between Protestant and Catholic children will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs later this month.

Trevor Ringland, a Protestant rugby star, and Dave Cullen, a Catholic who grew up using basketball to escape from the realities of war, were recruited by PeacePlayers (formerly Playing for Peace) as a means to build a peaceful future for Protestant ...

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