VITESSE CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIAL WORK
On the 1st of May, players, staff and employees of Vitesse got involved in many social initiatives. Together with the activity commission, ‘Vitesse Betrokken’ organised activities for their community with a view to promoting social inclusion.
Danilho Doekhi contributed a bit in the kitchen at ‘DROOM’ of organisation ‘Driestroom’ in Elst. This is one of the largest healthcare institutions in the region and they target people with a disability and/or people who are out of the labour market. The twenty-year-old, together with Richie Musaba, baked delicious apple pies and biscuits. Thomas Buitink and trainer of Jong Vitesse, Joseph Oosting, assisted in the service and kitchen at the ‘Landerij De Park’ location.
Goalkeeper Remko Pasveer, Bryan Linssen and assistant-coach Nicky Hofs supported demented elders during a bingo afternoon at ‘Pleyade’ in Arnhem. The Vitesse-staff were responsible for the entire bingo and played along nicely. Multiple full cards were handed in, which resulted in great prizes for the winners.
Discussions with elders
Tim Matavz reported to SWOA, a foundation which works for elderly in Arnhem. SWOA encourages elders to discover what they can still do and how to use their talents. The striker helped with a few Vitesse colleagues in the workshop where, among other things, Vitesse lamps are made. Multiple meals were also delivered to elders and cycled together with the elders. Alexander Büttner and Navarone Foor delivered food packages in Arnhem on Behalf of SWOA and the food bank.
Scalabor is the largest social workshop in the region. Around a thousand people work in this institution. One of the departments of Scalabor, which is known as the Vitesse department, makes the well-known Jumbo bicycle pumps. General director Pascal van Wijk and first team players Matus Bero, Vyacheslav Karavaev, Roy Beerens and Arnold Kruiswijkj helped with making the bicycle pumps.
Football with disabled people
At SIZA live young people and elders with a disability. Fitlife is one of the sporting concepts of SIZA. Martin Ødegaard opened a sports pitch and Theo Janssen, Rasmus Thelander, Max Clark, Eduardo and Hilary Gong supervised the sports activities.
Football with detainees
The last activity was organised at the PI (Penitentiary Institution) in Arnhem. During this activity head coach Leonid Slutskiy, Thulani Serero and Maikel van der Werf, among other, got a look behind the scenes of the prison. There they talked to detainees and a football activity was organised on the outside grounds.
Check out the video from the day below.