Juventus Football Club takes part in a number of humanitarian and social solidarity initiatives
Juventus have always been committed in social matters. In the past, from 2000 to 2003, the club supported the “Un Sogno per il Gaslini” (A Dream for Gaslini Hospital) project, whose target was to restructure San Gerolamo Abbey inside Gaslini Hospital in Genova.
Works allowed transforming the Abbey into a place where hospitalized children and their families could study and play. Moreover, the club gave their support to “Fatti e Progetti per i giovani” (Facts and Projects for Young People), an initiative designed to improve the life and study conditions of many young people, through two focused objectives: one involved building a Reception Camp for non-EC minors, inside Missioni Don Bosco (Don Bosco Missions), while the other foresaw the collaboration with Turin University of Economics, to define a training path directed to help young people to study sports management, linking teachers’ and professors’ expertise in this domain, and favoring research of sports organizations.
Finally, the club gave its contribution to build a “reception centre” named in Edoardo Agnelli’s memory, in collaboration with Associazione Gruppi di Volontariato Vincenziano (Vicenzano Voluntary Organizations), aimed at hosting mothers in need.
Currently, the club is collaborating with the activities of Fondazione Piemontese (Piedmont Foundation) for Cancer Research, and with Unesco Center to fight against racism, besides showing support for charity initiatives of different kinds, such as the natural disasters of Abruzzo and Haiti. Furthermore, each year, the club organizes the “Ale & Ricky Sempre nel Cuore” (Ale & Ricky in our hearts forever) tournament, in memory of Alessio Ferramosca and Riccardo Neri, two young players who died on 15th of December 2006.
Juventus players are also committed, often in a personal way, to charity initiatives, which the club supports by communicating their activities through its own in house press.