We Care Projects
For us, sport is more than a physical activity – it is a universal language. A language that holds the power to reduce our differences and unite us. What brings us together is our love for sport – and our love for handball. That is what creates magic and what makes Partille Cup a unique global tournament. We Care is our collective name for a number of projects that we are working with. Just as a team work together on the field, we work together outside. The energy, the commitment and the team spirit that defines handball is the same that our values are built on. Our project promotes the place where sport, culture and values have a place to get together. Where a force can grow to really make a difference, not only on the field but also in the world.We Care video
With Handball AID, materials are recycled, at the right place. This way it will be used for the purpose of what the product was created. And that is a good thing. Partille Cup is dedicated to making a smaller impact on our earth and among the people. Handball AID is one way to do it. We collect stuff that normally would be trash and give new life to it by giving it to people who needs it. Another way is making the tournament a meeting place that creates understanding and knowledge of different cultures and ways of living among the world’s young handball player.
- You’re contributing to a healthier environment by proper disposing of your footwear, apparel and accessories.
- This act demonstrates sustainability and environmentalism, and reduces your carbon footprint.
There are several countries where the interest of handball is large and growing. By encouraging, stimulating and helping these countries there is the possibility that they could become great handball nations in the future. Therefore, we have started Partille Cup Solidarity Camp, which starts the weekend before Partille Cup and ends with a participation in the tournament. Between 2009 and 2012, Partille Cup together with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Handball Federation (IHF) arranged a program called Olympic Development. The aim, to strengthen handball in selected countries, was the same. Since 2013 Partille Cup arranges Solidarity Camp, entirely under own management.
Gunnar Quist, whose idea in 1962 was to start the world´s largest youth handball tournament, past away in 2011. Partille Cup became and still is that meeting place for all young handball players in the world that Gunnar dreamed of. In his memory Partille Cup started a fund with the aim to promote development of international youth handball and training, education, research and other similar and compatible activities within it. Scholarships may be awarded to leaders, players, national team activities, club team activities, referees, events etc.
The receivers:2012: Erfan Bedair, Egypt 2013: Ib Poulsen, Denmark 2014: Barthold Budde, Germany 2015: Kazimir Ilijas, Croatia 2016: The Mascarenhas family and José Ricardo M Gianconi, Brazil
Partille Cup has started a handball tournament in Kenya in cooperation with the local handball club Mount Kenya HC. The tournament is played between young people 10-15 years and the players come from villages around the area of Mt Kenya. Every year 50 teams and 800 players are expected to participate in the tournament being played in the month of February. Many of the players come from really difficult family situations. They may be orphans, live with their old grandparents, lost parents in AIDS or even be homeless. By day the young people often seek temporary jobs, which is not easy to find. When they get a good job it is usually not giving enough money for food for the day. By giving them training and a goal, such as the tournament, the days gets easier.