In the present crisis, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace celebrated on April 6th, is a propitious day to send a strong message of global solidarity and reinforce the bonds with each other in an indissoluble way through sport. This year participate in the 2020 campaign by posting your picture holding a white card on social media!
On April 6th, share your story on how sport has contributed to your life with a creative #WhiteCard picture at home or from your place. Post it on your social media, Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtag #WhiteCard and tagging @peaceandsport & @iff_floorball
Mr. Joël Bouzou Peace and Sport President and Founder, has also published a statement on the #Whitecard campaign:
– April 6, 2020, should have been a day of celebration. On this date as every year, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace should have brought communities and people together physically. It was meant to be a new illustration of the collective mobilisation of the sports movement all over the world. It still will be. But the exceptional circumstances imposed by the current health crisis will give it a different dimension and format this year. At a time when the entire planet is fighting daily for its health, faced with a virus with effects that are still uncontrollable, sport could seem secondary, even futile. But it isn’t. It can be a platform for global solidarity.
The message behind the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and the #WhiteCard comes into full play in the current context. Today, more than ever, sport must continue reinforcing our bonds with each other; helping in the fight of the current crisis; being used as a tool to envision and shape the future we want. It is the time to stand together as one global team through the #WhiteCard.
Read the full statement here.
IFF Support Project to be launched on April6
The IFF will also launch a social inclusion project directed towards youth on April 6th 2020. More information about this project will be published on the IFF website on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
More about the #WhiteCard campaign here!
The IFF President Tomas Eriksson taking part in the 2020 campaign:
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Raise your #WhiteCard! Posted @withregram • @iffpresident Like me raise your #WhiteCard to promote #peace #Unity through sports. #Floorball has the power to inspire & unite people of all races & cultures worldwide, and promotes good #Floorball values of #Equality and #SayNotoRacism, which little else things do! Stay safe! #IDSDP2020