09.07.2019 | Axpo Kids & Family Day and Axpo Corner 2019
The PluSport-Tag took place in Magglingen (BE) on Sunday. Axpo is the main sponsor of Switzerland’s largest disabled sports event and had 44 employees volunteering through the day. You want to know more? Find it out here.
The helpers arrived in Magglingen for 58th Disabled Sports Day of PluSport while the first rays of sunshine were pushing through the thunderclouds in the early morning. The Axpo organisation committee as well gave the “Axpo Kids & Family Day” area and the new “Axpo Corner” a final polish before the starting signal for Switzerland's largest disabled sports festival.
At 9 a.m. the 44 Axpo volunteers welcomed the visitors and coached children and adults with and without disabilities at the individual stations of the Axpo Kids & Family Day. At the football tournament next to the Axpo circuit teams from all over Switzerland competed in different footballing categories. This tournament is organized jointly with PluSport every year and also features the Axpo PluSport football teams.
While the competition was going on, visitors and participants relaxed in the Axpo Corner and got refreshing drinks at the syrup bar. The Axpo volunteers ensured a well-earned cool-down for the exhausted athletes.
Axpo Kids & Family Day - final polish
Axpo Volunteers at the briefing
Axpo Kids & Family Day circuit
Whether with hand or foot, get the cones to fall!
Elena at the syrup bar
But Axpo's commitment this year goes even further than in the past eleven years. As main sponsor, Axpo is committed to ensuring that PluSport continues to promote young talents and the integration of people with physical and mental disabilities through sport.
In addition to the 1200 athletes PluSport-Tag welcomed some guests of honour and celebrities at the sports facility. Sheyada Muhammad, who lost a leg in the war in Afghanistan, played alongside Didi Andrey, Raimondo Ponte, some FC National Council players and, of course, the PluSport Team 2000. The mixed teams played against each other in the traditional football celebrity match.
As this emotional day slowly came to an end exhausted but happy athletes were honored during the medal ceremony. Afterward the Axpo volunteers started their journey home to get well deserved rest.
At this point we would like to express our thanks to the 44 volunteers who spend their Sunday promoting full of energy the integration of people with disabilities.