Young Brose star Taras makes One Team visit

Feb 23, 2018 by Print
Young Brose star Taras makes One Team visit

Brose Bamberg reached the half-time break of its annual One Team project in Burgebrach by bringing a rising star into the action.

Four weeks have gone by since Brose started its activities with One Team, Euroleague Basketball's social responsibility program, by running sessions for third graders in Burgebrach, a small town near Bamberg.

And this week the club's coaches did not come alone: young talent Tibor Taras, currently playing for Brose's second league team Baunach Young Pikes, also visited the kids.

The 20 year-old shooting guard joined the session on behalf of the club's One Team Ambassadors Nikos Zisis and Louis Olinde, and participated as a coach and role model for the kids.

After warming up, they faced their important task of the session: the yardstick-drill. This challenging but effective drill sees all kids move a yardstick up and down together by only using on finger stuck on the yard stick.

"This exercise isn't easy when we are not working together in the right way," said one participant after realizing the difficulty of the task.

Taras, being an experienced team player, was on hand with help and advice for the kids, helping them to succeed.

"One Team shows again, that teamwork does not only relate to sports," he said. "Teamwork is also important for working together in a classroom. I hope the One Team kids learned a lot today!"

At the end of the activity, every participant was able to secure their autograph from Taras on their official One Team shirt, completing another successful session.

The club, which is supported with One Team by local sponsor Sparkasse Bamberg, will now continue to work with the kids in Burgebrach until the end of March, before moving on to a new project with Hugo-von-Trimberg School in Bamberg.

One Team, supported by Turkish Airlines as the One Team Founding Patron and with the collaboration of Special Olympics as Proud Partner, uses basketball to achieve meaningful social impact in our communities across Europe and is supported by every club in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup.

Since its founding in 2012, the One Team program has already helped more than 14,000 participants through its various team-focused projects.