May 23, 2022 – Football and solidarity took once again the stage at Olympic Stadium. On the occasion of Lazio-Verona, a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative was presented by PlanetPay365 – the multi-service platform owned by Planet Entertainment-SKS365 Group – together with S.S. Lazio and the non-profit organisation So.Spe.
The project was unveiled before the kick-off, where 11 children from So.Spe’s group homes received a special ticket, allowing them to participate in the S.S. Lazio 2022 Summer Camp. Thanks to the help of PlanetPay365, the selected children – both boys and girls aged between 9 and 14 – will take part in the Abruzzo’s leg in Tagliacozzo (AQ) from the 3rd to the 9th of July. PlanetPay365 will allow them to enjoy the “Full camp” formula and each of them will receive a kit prepared together with So.Spe.
The aim of PlanetPay365 – which with this initiative extends its partnership with S.S. Lazio, in the corporate social responsibility field – is to give children from families in economic and social difficulty the chance to live a lifetime sport and training experience. The Summer Camp, in fact, are focused on football (under the guidance of trainers from the Biancocelesti youth sector), but in addition to training and matches they are also structured to allow children to have fun, make friends and live new experiences in a group, with a view to inclusion and respect for diversity.
The special guests of the Summer Camp went together with the footballers on the pitch, just before the match, and received a facsimile of an “entry ticket” to the summer camp. In addition, In June, an “Open Day” will also be held involving the children of the So.Spe family homes and the company’s employees: in this way, the company’s employees will be giving their contribution to the distribution of sports gadgets and other gifts, as well as organising recreational activities.
“The initiative with S.S. Lazio and the So.Spe Foundation marks the first stage of our global CSR project, which in the coming months will include many other initiatives in Serbia, Austria and Malta, where SKS365 has its offices”, said Brian Dean, Planet Entertainment’s Chief Executive Officer. “It is no coincidence that last Saturday – we celebrated World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a moment to reflect on inclusion and respect for differences. As a company with employees from many different cultures and dozens of different nationalities, the promotion of equality is a fundamental pillar of our mission, as well as the support for children in need, which we want to help through sport. We see sport as an opportunity to build new friendships, help children realise their dreams and give them hope for a better future. Through our CSR plan, we connect with local communities in the countries where SKS365 is present and, with the help of our partners and the commitment of our employees, we provide support and resources to make these children’s dreams come true. I sincerely thank the invaluable support and collaboration of So.Spe and S.S. Lazio and I firmly believe that this is just the first stage of a long and fantastic journey together”.
“In many years of activity with our foundation, this is the first time ever we have received such a gift” – said Sour Paola founder of the So.Spe foundation. “Thanks to the PlanetPay365 initiative, this summer 11 children of our community will be living a unique and unforgettable experience, that of the Lazio Summer Camp, which I believe will have a great impact on their development and personal growth. I hope this is just the first of many other projects that will run together with PlanetPay365 and SS Lazio with the goal to enable the dreams of these guys and help those less fortunate to make their aspirations come true”.
“Once again, the S.S. Lazio – said President Claudio Lotito – wants to concretely affirm the values of solidarity and respect for the human being that have always been part of the Biancocelesti DNA. It wants to do it by bringing together young people through sports that has the power to break down every wall and difficulty. I wish then to the girls and boys who will be at the Summer Camp to have fun: may it be an educational experience for them, where they can develop serenity and lightheartedness as well as makes new friends. The smile and the desire to be together is what – Lotito concluded – should never be taken away from the youngest”.