Sport for all aims to promote the development of and access to sports activities for people with disabilities in order to foster integration and social cohesion. The programme is carried out in collaboration with first-rate partners who have accrued experience and established working practices that are highly suited to the areas in which they are implemented.
In the 2019/20 season, we continued to focus on the Playmore!, an integrated sports project that sees people with and without disabilities take to the field together, in mixed teams, showing that diversity is a treasure for our community. Many sports are practiced, including football, fencing, gymnastics, beach volleyball and multi-sport activities. There are also Blind Sport Days, which are dedicated to blind and visually impaired people.
We also joined forces with the Giuliani Foundation in Vittoria (RG), Reggio Emilia and Rome to promote the development and access to sports of 200 children and young people with disabilities, fostering social cohesion and integration.
During 2020/21, carrying on these projects was especially difficult given the strong limitations, repeated lockdowns and restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19. Still, Sport for All bases in Milan, Reggio Emilia, Rome, Naples and Catania continued their work with sport and education, and a new base was also added in Bologna.
The launch of AC Milan's away shirt, dedicated by Puma to Fondazione Milan - with the logo of the charity featuring on the collar - became a chance to present "AC Milan to the World". This international project took place in six cities, with as many NPOs from those cities taking part: Milan, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, Kolkata and Melbourne. The initiative gave Rossoneri fans from all over the world the chance to vote to support one of six proposed social projects, developed alongside local NPOs.