For many of the volunteers staffing the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, the opening activity was a One Team welcome session at Kaunas Hall opened by the City of Kaunas' Head of Sports, Tadas Vasiliauskas, and Euroleague Basketball's Director of Sustainability, Abigail Martín, thanking all volunteers in advance for the importance of the role they play for the success of the event. Before the Final Four games begin, the volunteers, who hail from across Europe and many other countries around the globe, broke the ice at the One Team session.
Using the activities that One Team coaches from Zalgiris Kaunas employed during the season, the annual welcome session was a fun and dynamic team-building event, at the same time aiming to raise awareness among the volunteers on the need to help those who are at risk of social exclusion. While building camaraderie ahead of a busy and exciting Final Four weekend, volunteers also learned more about One Team's goals and the positive impact that the program continues to have on the local communities of Euroleague Basketball clubs.
Final Four Ambassadors also took part in the hour-long session on Thursday and helped show appreciation for the efforts of the volunteers.