What a beauty to play football together, with and without intellectual disabilities!

The “XXII European Week of Special Olympics Football” will be presented tomorrow May 12 in Rome, a traditional event dedicated to unified football, promoted by Special Olympics (the international movement of sport practiced by people with intellectual disabilities), scheduled for May 20-29 in 45 European countries, involving more than 35,000 athletes with and without intellectual disabilities (more than 3,500 in Italy), for a total of 450 different activities. In our country, the initiative is sponsored by the FIGC Federation, the Serie A and Serie B football leagues

What a beauty to play football together, with and without intellectual disabilities!It will be presented at a press conference scheduled for Rome for tomorrow morning, Thursday May 12 (11 a.m.), in the Paolo Rossi Room of the FIGC (Italian Football Federation), in the presence of Gabriele Gravinapresident of the same FIGC, the XXII Special Olympics European Week of Footballtraditional event entirely dedicated to unified soccerpromoted by Special Olympicsthe international sports movement practiced by people with intellectual disabilities, and supported byUEFAthe European Football Federation, which will be held May 20-29 simultaneously in 45 countries Europeansinvolving beyond 35,000 athletes with and without intellectual disabilitiesfor a total of ben 450 different activities.
Specifically in our country, the initiative, sponsored by the FIGC, the Lega di Serie A and the Lega B of football, will be more than 3,500 those who will participate in unified football courses and tournaments, with the participation of schools and the gods The Special Olympics team present in the territory.

At tomorrow’s press conference, they will connect remotely Giovanni Malagopresident of CONI Luca Pancali. President of the CIP (Italian Paralympic Committee). They will also talk Alessio Ficino And Samuel Simoncinirespectively athlete and athlete partner of Special Olympics, to testify the importance of unified football as a generator of inclusion on and off the playing field.
In particular, to strongly support this edition of the Special Olympics European Football Week It will be there Serie A League of which he will dedicate to Special Olympics the thirty-seventh day of the championshipscheduled for May 14 and 15, in order to introduce the unified game to the general public. On this occasion therefore, before the kick-off of the matches, lo will make its debut on all Serie A grounds. Special Olympics Banner which will promote the “Match” against stereotypes and prejudices, unfortunately still too present today, towards people with mental disabilities. In parallel, the video will be projected on the big screens of the stadiums #Let’s get back to the fieldpromotion of Summer National Games Special Olympicswhich will be held in Turin from June 4 to 9, the first national event in attendance after the long interruption due to the pandemic. Beginning with their canìto, speakers will lay out the mission of Special Olympics, which creates ongoing opportunities for movement athletes to demonstrate their skills and grow in self-reliance, but also for many others to “come off the bench” to promote inclusion. .
And last but not least, to give more importance to this message of peace and inclusion, they will think the same Serie A teamswhich between May 20 and 29 will offer their best gaming actions on social networks with the hashtag #EffettoSpecialOlympics. (SB)

For further information and further information: stampa@specialolympics.it (Giampiero Casale).

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