Zalgiris players Seibutis and Hanlan became ambassadors of One Team 0
Third season in the row Zalgiris Kaunas takes part in the Euroleague social program One Team. The champions of Lithuania have chosen new ambassadors – Renaldas Seibutis and Olivier Hanlan.
In this project, every Euroleague club works with certain socially vulnerable group and helps it to integrate into society. For the third year in a row Zalgiris cooperates with Kaunas socialization center. This center aims to raise and educate children properly, to form their values and social skills so they would become responsible, independent and virtuous citizens.
New ambassadors had met with the children from Kaunas socialization center while the pupils from this center visited Zalgirio arena.
“We are really glad that we can accomplish something really significant not only on the court, but also outside of it. One Team project is a great tool that can turn young people’s lives in the right direction. This time we have got acquainted with our little fans and we are looking forward to meet them many more times in the future,“ said Zalgiris guard and the ambassador of One Team Renaldas Seibutis.
The kids from Kaunas socialization center made a tour at Zalgirio Arena. Later they had met with Zalgiris fans who told them about their activities. Zalgiris fans invited the participants of the project to join them in fans tribune to support the team. Everybody was excited as their beloved team has won Euroleague game vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora that evening.
However, the full day of excitement for the children from Kaunas socialization center did not end with that. After the victory, the children met with One Team and Zalgiris ambassadors Seibutis and Hanlan in the practice court. Zalgiris players joined their young fans in a basketball game and took some photos together.
The core of the cooperation between Zalgiris and Kaunas socialization center is not only to make children happy, but also to develop their personalities through sports and, specifically, basketball. There are activities conducted in their center every week, where Zalgiris administration staff and the fan club members from Green White Boys are present. Different sport games are being played as well as the conversations are held with children on the most relevant topics.