NEWS After Quake, Solidarity through Sports
By Pagine Ebraiche staff
On July 2, 2017, a new five-a-side soccer field will be inaugurated in the village of Scai, part of the municipality of Amatrice, one of the areas most severely hit by the earthquake in the summer of 2016.
The field was again brought to life thanks to a donation by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities.
The inauguration will be celebrated with a special event, a soccer match with the cooperation of many non-profit organizations, including the Italian branch of Maccabi.
“Sports offer an extraordinary opportunity to share deep values that unite us in the name of solidarity and friendship. The choice of devoting our efforts to this soccer field is inspired by the idea of giving people a place to have fun and meet up that is permanent as time goes by. The people of Amatrice deserve not only admiration for how they are facing the calamity that hit them, but concrete support as well,” commented the member of the UCEI board, Franca Formiggini Anav.
“We are here today and we will be here in the future. These values are essential for us as Italian Jews, and it was an imperative for us to help,” she concluded.