BASKETBALL FIELD AT ZELİHA RAMAZAN ALPAN MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ŞANLIURFA-EYYÜBİYE WAS INAUGURATED
Our Foundation has realized the first step of our “A Giant Step for Basketball in Villages Project” by renovating the basketball field at Zeliha Ramazan Alpan Middle School in Şanlıurfa-Eyübiyye. The inauguration of the Basketball Field took place on 17 June 2023.
BİDEV Board Members Arif Aytekin and Sema Kasapoğlu, BİDEV General Secretary Coşkun Teziç, BİDEV Founding Trustee Member and former national basketball player Sinan Güler, BİDEV Trustee Members Serhat Toptancı and Murat Toz, BİDEV Volunteer and Regional Project Manager Mahmut Şimşek participated in the inauguration of the field renovated by BİDEV with the contributions of Erol Tabanca, BİDEV Founding Trustee Member and Chairman of the Board of Polimeks Holding.
The National Education Ministry City Manager Fevzi Kurt and Şanlıurfa Youth and Sports Ministry City Manager Halil Eren were present in the inauguration where Şanlıurfa Eyyübiye Zeliha Ramazan Alpan Middle School students practised in their new field together with Sinan Güler. All the sports equipment needed to increase the quality of students’ practise was provided by Sportive Spor Malzemeleri A.Ş and basketball shoes was provided by Doğuş Perakende .
Bidev Board Member Arif Aytekin who is responsible for the ‘A Giant Step for Basketball in Villages’ Project stated; ‘ the goal of this motivating social responsibility project is to introduce youth and children, especially those living in the regions affected by the earthquake, to sports. Using the healing power of sports, we aim to help raise good individuals and support social progress.
With this goal in mind; we are planning a series of actions like building sports facilities in regions where sports facilities are insufficient, providing sports euipment where needed, supporting basketball coaches where there is insufficient training. Initially we identified schools in 10 pilot cities. We will support these schools in terms of fields, equipment and training while contributing to the life skills of students and craeting a positive impact on their development.’
BIDEV Joining Forces with Distinguished Institiutions
BIDEV Joining Forces with IBB SPOR ISTANBUL A.S. The most recent example of such mutual institutional cooperation was achieved very recently with the ‘IBB Spor Istanbul A.S.’ joining forces with BIDEV for the organisation of the local “BİDEV BasketForAll 3x3 Tournament” in Istanbul which is scheduled for September 23rd, the opening day of the ‘European Week of Sports’ a flagship event platform of the European Commission staged to promote sports as a tool for healthier and better living.
''Authentic Leadership Training Program'' together with TOFAS Sports Club
BİDEV conducted ‘Authentic Leadership Training Program’ together with TOFAS Sports Club and Game Changer Coaching team with the participation of Tofaş Youth Academy coaches.