PUMA x Respect Cup in Finland

A day of dreams for kids with special needs

June 21, 2022

A day of dreams for kids with special needs

June 21, 2022

With the Day of Dreams in Eerikkilä, Finland, kids with special needs were given a special day out with the annual Respect Cup and the Tammela Primary Schools’ Saliband Championship. With the intention of encouraging children and young people to get active, schools in the region were enabled to participate.

The Respect Cup

The Respect Cup is a soccer tournament designed for children to enjoy sports and to respect other players. PUMA was honored to be a partner of this wonderful event for the fifth time. PUMA’s local brand ambassador Ilaripro was involved and also provided sports equipment for the children.

PUMA is honoured to be a partner of the Respect Cup for the fifth time. Ilaripro brings a lot of joy to the participants with his skillful football tricks and energetic personality. It is heartwarming to see the joy the balls and personalised jerseys bring to the participants.

Jenni Santero, Marketing Manager at PUMA Finland

For us, the Respect Cup is an annual sports day of dreams! We come together to enjoy football, togetherness and a great atmosphere. Every participant gives their best for their team and the best part is that it encourages everyone.

Jani Rothberg, special education teacher of one of the participating schools

The Saliband Championship

In addition to the Respect Cup, the Saliband Championship of Tammela Elementary Schools for grades 5-6 was held on the Day of Dreams in Eerikkilä. All age groups came together to celebrate the event, either playing field hockey or cheering. A course was also set up along the nature trail where students could test their skills in history, sports or biology.

With this event, we want to encourage children and young people to get active. It is great that we can also enable schools in our region to participate in the Day of Dreams.

Kimmo Teittinen, Head of Sports and Education in Eerikkilä

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