Pocius and Dentmon announced as One Team ambassadors 0
A new member in Turkish Airlines Euroleague One Team programme Zalgiris Kaunas has chosen the ambassadors of the project. Martynas Pocius and Justin Dentmon were named to this special position.
In this project every club works with a specific social group and helps them to integrate into a social life. Starting One Team action Zalgiris Kaunas unified its power with Kaunas socialization center. Employees of the center work with theteenagers trying to change their behavior positively, develop their inner values and social skills.
New ambassadors of Zalgiris Kaunas have already met children from Kaunas socialization center during their visit to Zalgiris arena.
“It’s an honor for me to become the part of One Team. When I went to meet those children I didn’t know even if they like basketball at all, – said Zalgiris guard Pocius. – But after I saw how they were having fun in Zalgiris arena, I was sure, that we will manage to do lots of great things together.”
The teenagers of Kaunas socialization center are now looking forward to Pocius and Dentmon pay-back visit to their home. Last week children got a present from Zalgiris team – 10 new “adidas” balls and were happy to receive new nets on their baskets.
“It is always very important to give back to community. To become ambassador of One team is a privilege and a great new experience for me. I am looking forward to meeting my new friends. Nobody of us is getting younger, so this new generation is our future”, – said Dentmon.
The main stream of collaboration between Zalgiris Kaunas and Kaunas socialization center is not only to give joyful moments for children, but also help them by improving through the game of basketball. Every week the sessions take place in the center, where games are played and discussions are organized on relevant topics. The sessions are coordinated by representatives from Zalgiris Kaunas administration, Zalgiris Honor Club and fan-club “Green White boys”.