· Community Partner: Special Olympics Hellas
· Social Issue: Intellectual Disability
· Ambassadors: Kostas Sloukas, Kostas Antetokounmpo, Juancho Hernangomez
· Main Life Skills: Confidence, ambitions, decision making
About the program:
This season, Panathinaikos Athens is celebrating the third year in a row of its partnership with Special Olympics Hellas for its One Team Program. Special Olympics Hellas has established itself as one of the most active organizations in the fields of sports and education, as for 30 years it has provided year-long sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The main objective of this season's program is to help the athletes identify their strengths and realize their potential, both in basketball and as a member of society. Around 15 participants, men and women, aged between 18 and 45 are attending the program, which consists of 12 sessions over 12 weeks. The program is broken down into three categories, one of each covered each month: social skills, self-development, and leadership. The program is supported by Adidas, 3E, Coca-Cola and Nature Valley, all of whom are club partners.