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A week of sports in hospitals confirmed despite the health crisis

Sports Week in Hospitals is one of the flagship events that Premiers de Cordée has organized for more than 15 years now. The 16th edition took place from October 12 to 16, 2020.

The concept: every day for 1 week we go into our partner establishments, to lay-on various sports events.

This happening requires a big mobilization of sports teachers and volunteers and allows us, each year, to reach a large number of children, including those on day-care, in hospitals.

This year, due to the health crisis linked to Covid-19, the event has been scaled-down. However, Premiers de Cordée was keen to maintain its sports activities, while fully complying with barrier measures. Obviously, it was necessary to adapt our organization including the events themselves. Remember that taking part in sports activities allows these children to reconnect with their bodies, regain self-confidence and escape the daily grind of the hospital.

Are you coming back tomorrow?

Sacha (8 years old)

In addition, this Week of Sports in Hospitals has allowed us to introduce a new establishment to the “Sport in Hospitals” program! Thanks to networking within the teams from the Ile-de-France Handball League, the Center Hospitalier Intercommunal (CHI) of Créteil joined-up with the 16 other partner health establishments. Premiers de Cordée will now regularly organise sports activities for children in their paediatric departments.

In figures, the 16th edition of Sports Week in Hospitals is :

85

children taking part in sporting activities

9

different sports disciplines

13

organized events

17

volunteers

18

sports teachers mobilized

Premiers de Cordée would like to thank all the healthcare teams, sports teachers and volunteers who, despite a complex situation, make it possible to organize and smoothly run our “Sport in Hospitals” events.

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