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OL Foundation: Another season of making a difference

Published on 10 July 2018 at 10:30 AM
OL Fondation : retour sur une saison pleine d'émotions
With the organization's 10-year anniversary as a backdrop, the OL Foundation promoted the club's social policy through various events and partnerships.

10 years of the OL Foundation

Call for projects initiative and Gala dinner

For its 10th anniversary, the OL Fondation launched a call for projects by fans that was co-financed by OL players.

Of the 40 projects that received financial support from the Foundation, four finalists were presented during the Gala Dinner attended by partner companies, the men's and women's professional teams and their staff, and the Foundation's two presidents: Sonny Anderson (2007-2011) and Bernard Lacombe (since 2011).

Insertion through sport 

With Sport in the City

A supporter of amateur sports since its inception, the OL Foundation partnered once again with Sport dans la Ville ("Sport in the City") to organize the second « Jogg dans la Ville » (with 300 runners, 100 volunteers and 55 youngsters from the program) as well as the second edition of the B2B tournment « But en Or » with over 400 people in attendance. 

Sport dans la Ville, with the help of the OL Foundation, also introduced young girls and boys to the world of sports reporting through discovery days where the young people from the program were able to immerse themselves into the heart Olympique Lyonnais and talk shop with the head of OLTV and many other sports journalists.

OL players regularly participated in various initiatives enacted by Sport Dans La Ville to share moments and experiences around the values ​​of football.

Support for young patients

With the Centre Léon Bérard

Players, Academy members and club staff regularly visited the Léon Bérard Center to meet patients and add some cheer to their hospital stays. Talking, laughing, playing games ...  

Awabot, the Foundation robot, allows hospitalized children to attend OL games by driving the robot directly from their rooms. Patients can watch the players' stadium arrival, warm-ups, communicate directly with them in the mixed zone and visit backstage at the stadium.


Up-close with the players

The OL Fondation regularly offers access to closed-door training for the men's and women's teams at the Groupama OL Training Center for associations or beneficiaries, as well as the opportunity to come see Olympique Lyonnais matches

More than 7,500 people have been invited this year to watch an OL match.

The OL Fondation, making a difference in many areas

The OL Fondation will develop new partnerships to innovate in the areas of disability, culture, health, learning ... and will continue its multiple iniciatives with its current partners.

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