One Team Games this week support pandemic relief 0
Once again, it is the time of year for Euroleague Basketball’s work in local communities to step into the spotlight with One Team Games taking place throughout the week in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup.
One Team, Euroleague Basketball’s long-running social responsibility program, was founded in 2012 and has since then used the unifying power of basketball to support vulnerable people all across the continent.
All 42 clubs in the EuroLeague and EuroCup are taking part in the program by running their own activities at a local level with the support of social partners and sponsors. This week, the visibility of the program will be enhanced by the One Team Ambassadors, including Martinas Geben and Joffrey Lauvergne from Zalgiris, wearing a specially designed #WeAreAllOneTeam hoodie during the team arrivals at the court.
Euroleague basketball Chief Business Development Officer Roser Queralto said: “One Team is now even more important than ever, with the global pandemic threatening to leave behind people at risk of exclusion from society. These are in many cases the people who are struggling the most with the current situation, and we are very proud to support our clubs with their great work to help vulnerable members of their communities.”
Unfortunately, the current pandemic situation means that this year’s One Team Games celebration will be different from usual because One Team participants are not able to join the action and get involved in different activities on the court, but clubs are finding innovative ways to support their local communities through digital platforms.
Anyone who would like to support the program can buy the same One Team hoodies and t-shirts that will be worn by players across Europe this week, by visiting the new EuroLeague online store at www.amazon.co.uk/euroleaguestore
Proceeds from sales of the hoodies and t-shirts will go directly to One Team pandemic relief efforts. Take this opportunity to support your local One Team program as Euroleague Basketball mobilizes to benefit One Team pandemic relief.
Ramirent, who partnered up with Zalgiris all the way back in 2017, has continued working hand in hand with Zalgiris on the One Team project even during the pandemic, while One Team is mutually financed by the Sports support fund, administered by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Education exchange support fund and the Central project management agency. This allows the club to offer project participants a much greater variety of activities.