Trento promoting culture of self-help with One Team

Mar 06, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print

Dolomiti Energia Trento is running a new One Team program along with social partner ANFFAS Trentino, which was founded in 1965 to protect the rights of people with disabilities and their families.

Around 30 participants – aged 15-35 and of both genders – are involved in the program, along with 15 players from the club’s youth categories.

The program is taking place over 11 weeks between January and March, with weekly sessions on court and active involvement at two Trento gamedays, where the participants will assist some operations tasks alongside club personnel.

The Italian club’s One Team Manager, Massimo Komatz, believes this season’s activities have taken Trento’s engagement with One Team to a new level, saying: “The One Team experience is a journey that has been lasting four years for Trento. We met different people with misfortunes and different difficulties in life, and understood better that we can all grow together.

“This year we have a new partner, ANFFAS Trentino, and we developed with them a new project that also involves one of our youth teams. Through basketball training and specific exercises, we promote the culture of self-help, improve motivation and self-confidence in the participants, enlarging their network of relationships and breaking down every barrier.

“We work together, stay strong, have mutual respect and mutual help.”

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.