On Tuesday, three groups of children who represent the diversity of Israeli society were given a special opportunity to spend Yom Maasim Tovim, Good Deeds Day with the Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club. The organizations who participated were UNICEF, The Peres Center for Peace and the Special Olympics.
The children had the opportunity to play at stations including an obstacle course and penalty shootouts which were manned by the Maccabi Tel Aviv youth coaches as well as play with some of the players and receive autographs.
UNICEF Israel is part of the global movement to protect children, secure their rights and improve their lives.
The Peres Center for Peace promotes peace building between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
Special Olympics is an international organization that promotes the profession of sports among people with intellectual disabilities through the organization of sports events and competitions.
Eli Dasa, one of the Maccabi Tel Aviv players that participated said: “I wish this could happen every day. There is nothing like seeing happy children and giving them some attention. This is a great program where we can show them love and they in turn love us back.”
Jonny Cline, Executive Director of UNICEF Israel was happy to bring his students from Rishon L’Tzion and Even Yehuda to the event which included a wide range of participants as “Sports is a language for all.”