Ronald McDonald Centre Only Friends
The Ronald McDonald Centre Only Friends, supported by SALTO inside free2move.org project, is a unique sports center in Amsterdam and the first in West-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 an attendant per two or three. Hence, the Centre has a huge number of volunteers committed to maintain the Ronald McDonald Centre Only Friends.
One of the 19 different sports is wheelchair basketball. The basketball team, supported by SALTO, is composed under the guise of “You’re good as you are”. This is the motivation for anyone who wants to exercise. We will follow the team during training and games. They haven’t played on high level yet but are ambitious to grow further as a team.