Ronald McDonald Centre Only Friends
The Ronald McDonald Centre Only Friends, supported by SALTO via the free2move.org project, is a unique sports center in Amsterdam and the first in Western-Europe designed for children and youth with disabilities. The center focuses on the capabilities and strengths of their youthful athletes. Only Friends offers 19 different sports to provide an appropriate sport for everyone without exception, based on individual possibilities instead of limitations. More than 1.000 children and young people with disabilities do sports at the center, often assisted by one supervisor for two or three youngsters. Hence, the Centre has a huge number of volunteers committed to maintain the activity of the Ronald McDonald Centre Only Friends.
One of the 19 different sports offered is wheelchair basketball. The basketball team, supported by SALTO, is led by the motto “You are good as you are”. The aim is to inspire anyone who wants to exercise. We would follow the team during training and games. They haven’t played on high level yet but are ambitious to grow further as a team.