In co-operation with the Canadian charity Grand Slam PRO AM, Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club provided the venue and the excitement for the final event of the summer camp of the children's cancer support group "Larger Than Life"
For the last four years, Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club have played host to the "Larger than Life" children's cancer support organisation, and this year was no exception. This morning the participating children arrived at the Kiryat Shalom training ground at the end of the "Larger than Life" summer camp, an annual activity made possible by the contributions of Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club in co-operation with the Canadian charity Grand Slam PRO AM.
After completing their morning practice, the entire Maccabi squad met with the children who came to visit this morning and devoted their full attention to them. The children had the opportunity to talk to the players and get their pictures taken with them. Some of the children even took advantage of the goals on the synthetic pitch and passed the ball around with the players. Maccabi Tel Aviv's mascot, Maccabinio, was also on hand to take pictures with the kids and put a lot of smiles on happy faces.
After spending an hour or so with the Maccabi players and the club mascot Maccabinio, each child received a personal gift from the club from the hands of one of the Maccabi stars. The event ended with a ceremony during which representatives of the organisation handed the club a memento of the event and all of the children posed for a group photo with the team, as blue and yellow balloons were released into the air.
The "Larger than Life" association was founded in the year 2000 by parents of cancer stricken children with a view to supporting them in dealing with the disease, providing medical and emotional support and organising fun-filled activities along with improved treatment and medical services.