Sports without borders – Integration through sports social work
The association "Sports without borders" (SOG) has take up the task to create sustainable structures in youth sports in Hamburg which are connected to sports social work. The association is campaigning especially for children and young adolescents from underprivileged families whose parents can not afford the membership fees of sports clubs. They are integrated and given the opportunity to participate in sports facilities. The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation supports the association for being a great example of how sports and exercise can contribute to the integration of underprivileged children and young adolescents and to make them participants of society. Since 2011 the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation covers the staff costs for the conception and implementation of social competence trainings in schools in hot spot areas.