After originally postponing them due to the tragic earthquake that struck Turkiye and neighboring countries, the One Team Games will take place during every Round 29 game in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and every Round 16 game in the 7DAYS EuroCup this week to shine a light on the work that all 38 Euroleague Basketball clubs have done and continue to do through their community-based One Team programs.
From Tuesday through Friday, the entire One Team family will come together as ambassadors, coaches, players, legends and staff members to raise the visibility of programs that, thanks to the clubs, support thousands across the continent who are at risk of social exclusion.
Moreover, this week also marks the long-awaited return of the One Team participants themselves to the courts for a week of celebrations after their absence from the last two editions of One Team Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to all Round 29 EuroLeague and Round 16 EuroCup tipoffs, a One Team participant will present the game ball. At halftime, more One Team participants will take part in on-court activities and have the opportunity to be recognized by the local crowds. Then, before the second half starts, they will be joined by the One Team Ambassadors from both teams for a picture together at midcourt.
"To have our entire family of participants, clubs, ambassadors and partners finally back together for One Team Games this week is something to be very proud of because each one of them deserves our heartfelt recognition," Roser Queralto, Chief Business Officer of Euroleague Basketball, said. "The clubs’ efforts deliver important gains to at-risk members of our communities and bring long-lasting smiles to countless participants, season after season."