Juventus are to run a summer camp for children living in the area of central Italy hit by last year's earthquake, offering them a unique opportunity to enjoy the club's “Gioca con Me” programme free of charge.
The camp will be held in Cascia, in the province of Perugia, from 27 August to 2 September.
The “Gioca con Me” initiative was set up and developed by the club in collaboration with the Turin UNESCO Centre and UNESCO. The aim of the project is to improve access to football for girls and boys from disadvantaged social groups, highlighting the role of the sport as a useful tool for encouraging a culture of respect, tolerance and social awareness.
“Gioca con Me” has been running in the province of Turin since 2012/13 and was extended to five international Juventus Academy sites (Tunisia, Lebanon, Colombia, Guatemala and Peru) starting from 2016/17.
This year, the project will focus on 127 youngsters between the ages of five and 17 from the Italian regions hit by last year's earthquakes, Cascia, Norcia, Leonessa, Preci and Cerreto di Spoleto specifically. The kids will be being treated to a week-long Juventus Summer Camp free of charge at the Stadio Comunale Santa Rita in Cascia.