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Kaizen Foundation and UEFA Foundation for Children Partner for 10,000 Smiles Project for UEFA EURO 2024

11/06/2024 Kaizen Foundation, the Social Purpose Foundation funded exclusively by Kaizen Gaming, is announcing its inaugural partnership with the UEFA Foundation for Children, supporting the “10,000 Smiles” project.

This initiative will provide 10,000 UEFA EURO 2024™ match tickets to associations working with vulnerable children, bringing them joy and unforgettable experiences.

The UEFA Foundation for Children is offering EURO 2024™ match tickets to children aged 8 to 16 from underprivileged backgrounds and children with disabilities from 8 to 21 years old. Selection is coordinated with each host city based on their unique priorities.

“We are truly honoured to become partners of an organisation, such as the UEFA Foundation for Children. We are a very young organisation, but from the very beginning, the Kaizen Foundation has shown its commitment to improving the lives of children. With grants surpassing €4 million in recent months, we have launched the renovation of the Penteli Children’s General Hospital in Greece and we have completed the renovation of a critical section of the Pitesti Pediatric Hospital in Romania. Now, we will be supporting the UEFA Foundation for Children in helping 10,000 kids smile. The work UEFA is doing to ensure this year’s tournament leaves a lasting legacy is so important in ensuring all children everywhere have the opportunity to enjoy football”, said Panos Konstantopoulos, Kaizen Foundation President.

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Through this partnership, Kaizen Foundation and UEFA Foundation for Children will host 10,000 children across 40 matches in 10 different stadiums. The host cities and federal ministries will ensure compliance with child safety legislation, including calculating the number of adults needed to accompany the children and ensuring stadium accessibility. Special accommodations will be made for children with specific needs, including adapted seats, entrances, and travel arrangements. The host cities will also organise transportation to and from the stadiums and obtain parental authorisation in cooperation with partner organisations.

Working with the Kaizen Foundation for our 10,000 Smiles project has been amazing. It was clear from day one that its team shared our vision and dedication to bring the joy and excitement of live football to children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities,” said Kluser Urs, General Secretary of UEFA Foundation for Children.Having support from organisations like the Kaizen Foundation is critical in allowing us to achieve our goal of improving access to sport and bringing smiles and hope to children who need it most. We are looking forward to collaborating with the Kaizen Foundation for more initiatives in the future”.

About the Kaizen Foundation!

The Kaizen Foundation is a Social Purpose Foundation, funded exclusively by Kaizen Gaming, one of the biggest GameTech companies in the world. It envisions to serve as a catalyst for positive change on a global scale in partnership with local communities, NGOs, private and public institutions. The Kaizen Foundation’s mission is to deliver initiatives with long-term impact that foster innovation and improve all aspects of people’s lives with a focus on three core areas: society, education and the environment.

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About the UEFA Foundation for Children!

Established in 2015, the UEFA Foundation for Children is a charitable organization governed by Swiss law. It defends the rights of underprivileged children by using the power of football to improve their lives and to help them develop their potential and find their place in the community. The foundation currently invests in 168 projects and so far to 500 projects in 135 countries worldwide. More than 2,600,000 children have already benefited from the foundation’s work since its creation.

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