The Ministry of Culture and Sports announced today (Wednesday) that it has allocated about one million shekels for an emergency fund for children and youth, active in football and basketball clubs.
The foundation is supported by the Ministry of Sports, the President’s House, the Sports Values Association, the Basketball Association and the Football Association and the Sylvan Adams Foundation. The fund is designed to provide a financial emergency envelope and a real “social iron dome” for thousands of children and youth to fund sports activities for children from low-income families, in this complex and challenging period.
Minister of Culture and Sports Hili Trooper, said: “The important initiative of the Emergency Fund in Sports for the Children, Clubs and the Community that is setting out is more important than ever. The foundation will make sure that no child without a dream stays here. Let there be no child here who will not be able to fulfill it due to an economic or other barrier. The foundation is the expression of mutual guarantee and an act that will actually give hope to thousands of children and youth so that they can be a part. Our commitment is to instill important values in the development of our future generation. I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all the partners in establishing the fund. ”
The firm’s CEO, Raz Froelich, added: “I see great importance in providing a shell that will maintain a stable ground for children and youth, and in the process, promote values of tolerance, perseverance, achievement and human dignity.
Sport is a tool for social change and for instilling new patterns of behavior. The Ministry of Sports will continue to be an integral part and lead of excellent initiatives, which give balance and financial stability to the sports bodies, from a long-term perspective, which characterizes a better society.