We are One Team
ONE TEAM is the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of Euroleague, that started on 2012 with 8 participating teams (Olympiacos BC, Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow, Armani Milano, Unicaja Malaga, Anadolu Efes, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Alba Berlin). The aim of the program is that every basketball team will develop a tailor made program, that will help a vulnerable group from the problem of social exclusion that may be facing. Since 2012, when ONE TEAM begun, the participating teams have raised to 29.
OLYMPIACOS BC has collaborated with the Special Kindergarten and Elementary School for the Deaf and the Hearing Impaired during the 2012-13 season, with the Workshop for the Special Professional Training and Skills Acquisition of St. Demetrius during the 2013-15 season and the Workshop for the Special Professional Training and Skills Acquisition of Piraeus in the 2015-17 seasons. During the next two seasons (2018-19) we collaborated with the CENTER FOR THE SPECIAL EDUCATION OF KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS “Horizons” and together we won second place in the annual One Team Awards participated by all Euroleague teams. Since the end of 2019 and until today our program has grown and we are now running two collaborative programs at the same time: One with the girls of the “LIFE EVOLUTION” Institute (initial donor the Stavros Niarchos Foundation) and the Special Schools with students from two Piraeus Professional and Skills Training Workshops.
Basketball, and sports in general, is one of the best mediums for one to communicate their message through the joy that the game offers. Through ONE TEAM, Olympiacos BC helps in the socialization process of the groups, by giving the opportunity to the kids to explore their capacities, feel like they belong to a team and interact with their peers. Every drill of the program serves a double purpose, to educate at first and also entertain by bringing out the excitement and joy of a game.