The two-year European program Erasmus + Sport “Ariadne’s Thread for Youth Deviance” aims to reduce juvenile delinquency, marginalization and juvenile delinquency through sport and more specifically through volleyball. In this context, the Municipality of Katerini, as a partner of the program, organized today in B’DAK “Theodoros Diamantopoulos” the 1st volleyball tournament, which was held with the participation of 50 students from three General High Schools of Katerini (1st, 3rd, 5th).
At the beginning of the tournament, the greeting of the Mayor of Katerini was conveyed by the responsible Deputy Mayor for Planning & Local Development, Stavros Christoforidis, who thanked the person in charge of managing and coordinating the program, Maria Ntantami.
In addition, as he characteristically noted: “Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the Mayor Kostas Koukodimos, as the responsible Deputy Mayor for Planning and in the framework of the European program Erasmus + Sport, I welcome you to the 1st volleyball tournament. Our goal through this action is to reduce juvenile delinquency by sporting a vehicle. I congratulate students and teachers from the 1st, 3rd, and 5th General High Schools of Katerini, for the great response and participation. As a local government we hope to always have the opportunity to organize such actions. On this occasion I wish you happy holidays and a happy new year. Have a nice game! ”
The coaches of the teams are: Andriana Golema, Savvas Kamanatzis, psychologist: Eleni Rintou, teachers: Anna Kagkasidou, Elisabeth Anastasiou, Kyriakos Nazlidis and Konstantia Gkoutzamani.
It is worth noting that, four more volleyball games have been planned, as well as seminars, events, etc.