NEWS | 28/11/2016This Euroleague social responsibility project promotes sport for all, in collaboration with the Real Madrid Foundation.
Real Madrid center Othello Hunter visited the basketball school that was tailored by the Foundation in Majadahonda as One Team ambassador, participating in the students’ training session. The Euroleague's One Team project has been collaborating for four seasons with the 10 tailored basketball schools that the Foundation develops in Madrid, aimed at 130 students with severe psychical disabilities who have quality coaches and a tailor-made program with all the benefits that team sports and education in values brings them.
The pupils of these schools participate in Euroleague matches with short games during breaks and, thanks to this initiative, have the opportunity to meet their idols as a motivating tool for them. In fact, on 6 December they will be able to meet the rest of the Real Madrid players.
Rafa Rullán, director of the Foundation's sports and basketball schools, spoke about the visit: "It is a unique opportunity for students to meet the players and motivate themselves to continue to acquire healthy habits and positive values that will always accompany them".
'One Team' on the back of the shirt
As in previous seasons, in the next round of the Euroleague all players will give up their name and a single motto will appear in its place: One Team. These shirts will then be raffled off to the members and this season’s Real Madrid basketball Madridista card holders.
The initiative is part of the campaign to promote inclusive and tailored sport, values shared by the Real Madrid Foundation with its projects of attention to diversity that cater to more than 300 students with different abilities in football and basketball.