Vincere da grandi

Lottomatica has conceived and made possible the project "Vincere da Grandi", born with the aim of offering children in some disadvantaged neighborhoods of the largest Italian cities, the opportunity to practice free sports. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).

Started in 2015, “Vincere da Grandi” has involved up to now more than 1,000 young people making a stop in Naples (Scampia) with Giovanni Maddaloni, President and Maestro dell'A.SD. Star Judo Club; in Palermo (Zen) with Rachid Berradi, one of the best Italian distance runners ever, Olympic athlete who took part in Sydney 2000; in Rome (Corviale) with S.S.D. Calciosociale, in Milan (Quarto Oggiaro) with the A.S.D. Futura and in Rosarno (Reggio Calabria) with the ASD Koa Bosco.

"Vincere da grandi" has allowed us to increase the centers and sporting activities offered on the territories involved in the initiative. One of the distinctive elements of the project concerns the educational structures and contexts in which it takes place, represented by centers of excellence where the sports offer is multidisciplinary and followed by federal technicians and / or former athletes, who accompany the boys in their growth, inside and out of the field.

In 2018 "Vincere da grandi" arrived in Turin in the Porta Palazzo district, giving the community of the social district of via San Pietro in Vincoli a modern 8-a-side football field on which the A.S.D. Giuco '97 where he organized activities and tournaments, both during school and afternoon, for the 200 boys enrolled in various activities such as football, basketball, rugby, volleyball and dance.

In this way the "Camp" intends to put itself not only as a sports facility open to young people, but as a real meeting place for the whole community of the neighborhood and the Giuco '97 Association will be able to continue and strengthen its own daily activities focused on young people with disabilities, as well as on the weaker groups who can not always afford to bear the costs of practicing a sport.

In addition to the Turin stage, last year Taranto also became part of the "Vincere da grandi" family, with a specific intervention in the Paolo VI district in the Ilva area.

Thanks to the A.D.D. Volleyball FIDAS Taranto, in fact, 100 children aged between 5 and 14, belonging to families in difficulty, participate in the project being able to take advantage, in particular, of: 6 months of free sports courses, a kit of clothing and participation in a sporting event.

Not just sports for children. In 2018, new free sports courses were activated, dedicated to the mothers of the participating children, in the offices of Rome Corviale and Napoli Scampia. To help defeat crime and discomfort, it is necessary to inform and make families participate, for this reason it was decided to experiment in the most active local offices on the subject of legality, a new model that actively involves mothers by offering them free courses of sport. The goal is to accompany adults in a journey that makes them more aware of the citizens and responsible parents.

Lastly, in the Milan offices (Quarto Oggiaro) and Rome (Corviale), a mentoring and training course was set up, with the support of the Laureus Sport For Goods Italy Foundation, which allows the assessment of the specific impact that sport can have in acquiring and reinforcing the values and educational model of minors living in these contexts.

In 2019 two new offices will be activated: Caserta and a city in an earthquake zone in Umbria.

The continuation of the "Vincere da Grandi" project confirms Lottomatica's conviction, through the Gioco del Lotto, of the importance of public-private partnerships to carry out projects of public utility. Thanks to the initiative created together with Coni, we intend to offer an opportunity to experience sport as a tool for social inclusion.

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