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Special Olympicsathletes during the basketball session.

Special Olympics athletes during the session. PHOTO: G. PARGA / FCB

Family photo with all the particpants in front of a canvas showing the project logos

Family photo with all the participants. PHOTO: G. PARGA / FCB

This Wednesday, in the sports hall of the Padre Damián College, a basketball clinic took place, taught by Barça basketball players Àlex Abrines and Bostjan Nachbar, as part of the 'One Team' project, for the transmission of values through basketball. The beneficiaries of this activity were fifteen athletes from the Special Olympics Catalunya-ACELL  (Catalan Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability).

Abrines: “I was really happy to be an ambassador for 'One Team'”

The two FC Barcelona players coordinated  a training session based around basketball sports activities where the Special Olympics athletes were able to show off their skills in the sport.

Àlex Abrines, who is a FC Barcelona ambassador for the 'One Team' project stressed, during the session that this honorary position "is a responsability that makes me very happy". Abrines said he was very proud to  “be part of this initiative, as it is very important for children with disabilities to get motivation from the fact that Barça basketball players spend some time with them".

Also attending the clinic, as institutional representatives, were Mohamed Chaib, patron of the FC Barcelona Foundation, Isabel Gutresa, Euroleague ‘One Team’ Project Director, Francesc Martínez de Foix, President of the ACELL Federation, and Joan Lluís Monteys, Director of the Catalan Special Olympics.

This session forms part of the Euroleague ‘One Team’ project, with the collaboration of the FC Barcelona Foundation and Special Olympics Catalunya-ACELL. This initiative, created by Euroleague, forms part of their range of social activities, and intends to use the sport to promote social integration, especially amongst young people.

 


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