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December 30, 2013 | Europe Eurasia: Israel

Macabi Tel Aviv launched Euroleague One Team project with Special Olympics Israel

By Reuven Astrachan

Euroleague One Team & Special Olympics Israel at Macabi Tel Aviv. Thanks to Macabi coach-Sagi Meizlin, and club managers - Caroline Dreyer, SO athletes started great cooperation and basketball teams will commence training based on the One Team program.

In the upcoming season Special Olympics Israel will be a One Team partner in Israel. The project launched on 10th Dec. 2013, in conjunction with the Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Basketball Club, which has been running the Euroleague corporate and social responsibility program for 3 years. The Tip Off of the season’s activities, the coaching training session, held at the Nokia Arena, conducted by Maccabi Tel Aviv coaches, players who served as ambassadors. All Special Olympics basketball coaches and athletes from Rechovot were invited to the demonstration that followed official training of the Maccabi Elektra team, watched by all participants. The idea behind the project is a contribution to the community and to stimulate weekly training sessions of the Special Olympics teams based on delivered One Team guidelines. In addition session conducted by the Maccabi Under 21 Dept. coach will take place every two-three weeks at local venues. The teams will also be invited to training sessions at the Nokia Arena and meet pro-players.

About Reuven Astrachan: Sports Director of Special Olympics Israel

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