Fiat Turin star James McAdoo emphasized the importance of ambition when he spent time with youngsters from the club's One Team program last week.
The Italian 7DAYS EuroCup team is carrying out a project alongside the Association Giuco '97 Sport, a non-profit group which works with young people with disabilities and helps them discover the importance of sport.
The 12-week program, which is supported by the Cottolengo Institute, is addressed to 12 children aged 6 to 10 with disabilities. The sessions are focused on confidence, motivation, respect, problem-solving, ambition, community, empathy and humility.
The One Team sessions are led by two coaches and volunteers in Cottolengo's gym. Last week's meeting saw a special visit from American center McAdoo, who enjoyed the chance to help the children by sharing positive stories about his career.
"It's great to be One Team Ambassador for the team for this year, having this opportunity to work in the community," said McAdoo. "I represent not just the team but the city of Torino, in all the positive things they are doing within the city here."
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 real social impact in our communities.
Since its founding in 2012, the One Team program has reached already directly and indirectly 16,000 participants through its various team projects.