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Four Sporting Initiatives Selected for Nederlandse Loterij in Beweging Prijs

May 8, 2020 | Lottery News

RIJSWIJK, Netherlands — Four social initiatives have a chance to win the Dutch Lottery in Beweging Prijs (Movement Prize). With this prize, the Dutch Lottery wants to reward initiatives that contribute to a happy, healthy and sporty Netherlands. The nominated initiatives are the Dance Palace, Canteen Boss, Meet-n-Move and the Unlimited Eleven Cities Tour. The winning project will receive a cash prize of 50,000 euros and a bronze sculpture. The jury will announce the winner on May 12, 2020.

The Dutch Lottery’s mission is to contribute to a happy, healthy and sporty Netherlands. Every year she rewards a special initiative that sets the Netherlands in motion. The award will be presented for the third time this year.

The finalists

The jury assessed all applications based on the extent to which the Netherlands is moving. The impact, creativity, practicality, courage and originality of the initiative were also examined. In the end, the jury selected four finalists:

  • Danspaleis : Every year, the Danspaleis ensures that around 15,000 elderly people in the Netherlands enjoy dancing. The Dance Palace consists of different formulas, all with the aim of keeping the elderly inclusive from the living room to the dance party and getting them moving. Music and dance are used as an icebreaker and as a means to engage and activate the elderly.
  • Canteen Boss : Canteen Boss is an initiative of the Royal Dutch Billiards Association, the Dutch Table Tennis Association, the Dutch Dart Association and digital sports marketing agency Sportunity. The initiators want to get the Dutch work floors moving in a fun and simple way. They have developed an app for this in which you can challenge colleagues for a game of darts, ping-pong or billiards in the canteen of the office. They focus on the unbound athlete.
  • Meet-n-Move : Meet-n-Move brings refugee children together with Dutch children by letting them exercise together. Meet-n-Move teaches children to work together in a sport, in an environment where everyone is equal. In addition, they get acquainted with Dutch culture, club life and volunteer culture in a playful way.
  • Unlimited Eleven Cities Tour: SandyMoves Foundation wants to make the Eleven Cities Tour possible for everyone with a chronic illness or disability. They are convinced that people with a chronic disability live as top athletes and think it is time for them to be welcomed as heroes. Participants can complete the tour on foot, on a tandem, in a wheelchair, a handbike, mobility scooter or any other aid. Participants can take five days to complete.

Jury Prize

The jury of the Dutch Lottery In Movement Movement consists of five prominent Dutch people representing different sectors in the field of sport, health, welfare and movement: Bibian Mentel, Hedy d’Ancona, Marjan Olfers, Hugo Borst and Pieter van den Hoogenband.

SOURCE: Nederlandse Loterij

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