Youth with intellectual disabilities between 14 and 25 enjoyed playing basketball with Lions and Leos of Istanbul’s Asian Side in European Basketball Week, November 2021.
Since everyone enjoyed the event so much, they got together again in February 2022. This time to hit the basketball court as well as a bowling alley!
40 participants joined from Eurasia Special Kids Association and Lions Special Education Vocational School, a school established by Lions of Istanbul’s Asian Side back in 2009.
The three events were organized by D118Y Public Health Chairperson Alp Çelikbilek, D118Y DG İnci Otman and MD118 Special Olympics Chairperson PID Oya Sebük. The members who joined the events were from Leo clubs of Çemenzar and Kadıköy and Lions Clubs of 100. Yıl Altın, Abide, Altıntepe, Bağdat Caddesi, Caddebostan, Caddebostan Sahil, Çamlık Sahil, Çatalçeşme, Çemenzar, Çiftehavuzlar, Erenköy, Ethemefendi, Kadıköy, Kartal, Kazasker, Kızıltoprak Zühtüpaşa, Korupark, Kuzguncuk, Metropolitan Kandilli, Moda, Selamiçeşme, Suadiye Sahil and Yeşilbahar.
The event photos were featured in Speacial Olympics Europe Eurasia’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SOEuropeEurasia/posts/pfbid035D41rmzTbxqbxS8S5i6xVRRPvyJU7otbYrVCtzs6d3JP8do6Hcx7zvypkorbHQtil