We are excited to say that we have joined with Southside Community Church to assist the village of Sauk, Albania. Sauk is a great little community, but they need our help and there is a lot to be done. We have just begun to connect with the members of the community, but we have had a chance to meet Klement and Xhevi who are key leaders in the village. They are really looking forward to using sport to bring the community together, and using that unity to impact the lives of those around them, and seeing real growth and transformation. The beauty in this is that they recognize that physical activity and playtime for children are instrumental in development; it allows children to develop their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. We want to see sport help us grow their community the way that it helps kids grow and develop. With SportAid going back to Sauk in March, we are looking to build a deeper relationship through the church. Running
summer sports camps and promoting after-school programs are two primary avenues that will be explored in order to assist in starting a connection with the local schools and potentially starting a sports league.
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