We Playground Together
We have been supporting the We Playground Together initiative since its launch. Led by NBA champion Danilo Gallinari, one of the world’s best known Italian basketball players, in partnership with the city of Milan’s Department of Sport, the project aims to promote sport as a driver of socialisation, physical wellbeing and urban redevelopment by communicating its values and making it accessible for everyone.
The initiative’s mission, in line with Sisal’s founding values and community investment policies, is to refurbish spaces where sport encourages inclusion, meeting and dialogue between people with different identities and backgrounds. As is the case in so many European and North American cities, playgrounds are places where there are no barriers and where the passion for sport encourages and promotes integration.
The first playground refurbished in 2018 was Vittorio Formentano Park in Milan (better known as Marinai d’Italia Park), with a restyling that involved the complete renewal of the surface, basket and benches.
In 2019, the initiative contributed to the redevelopment of the Milan-Bicocca area with the creation of a playground in “Collina dei ciliegi” Park in Viale Sarca. In this second year, the collaboration with Sisal has been strengthened with greater involvement by people from the company, who used Sisal’s voluntary work platform “Will” to help complete the planned basketball court and five-a-side football pitch, working on the placement and installation of the benches and protection netting for the sports areas. The volunteers and other employees who signed up for the initiative were also given the opportunity to “try out” the playgrounds by organising mini tournaments and tests of skill under the watchful eye of Danilo Gallinari.”
Sisal and AS Roma football club support the Liberi Nantes association, which promotes the values of friendship, sharing and debate among refugees and asylum-seekers.
We All Football
The “We All Football” project has a mission to raise community awareness about gender equality and equal opportunities in the world of sport. By organising entertaining challenges between the male and female worlds, the project aims to demonstrate that passion and expertise have no prejudices and that sport cannot be reduced to a question of gender. In the framework of this initiative, Sisal Matchpoint has decided to actively support Brescia Calcio, a point of excellence in Italian women’s football, and Rebibbia prison, with the donation of new changing rooms to encourage the practice of sport, and women’s football in particular, inside the prison.