2022-08-25 | Martin Grebner | 2 min read
Since 2017, Scandio supports the charity campaign Pledge 1%, which was initiated by Atlassian, Salesforce and Rally in 2014. The goal is to donate 1 percent of equity, working time or a product to a non-profit project. Scandio opted for “1% Time” and thus each employee can contribute to a social project of his or her choice during working hours.
This time Nadine from our team in Stuttgart, organized a tennis tournament for children. And so it was recently "game, set and match" for more than 70 children at the first Scandio Junior Open 2022.
Impacted by COVID restrictions, children and young adults only could "be themselves" to a limited degree in the last two years. Isolated at home, with very little sport and on-site group activities, things in general were put on hold and in particular hardly any youth tennis tournaments could take place in the Stuttgart area. To get kids moving again, our colleague Nadine took the initiative: She launched a new tournament format at her local tennis club and in course of the Pledge 1% movement at Scandio, she invested parts of her working hours for organizing the event.
We liked the initiative so much that we decided without further ado that Scandio would be the main sponsor of the event: The first Scandio Junior Open 2022 were born.
In order to enable as many children as possible to participate, the tournament's performance classification was deliberately set at a low level. And so the event was very well received: More than 70 children took part on the grounds of the TC Doggenburg in Stuttgart in the end of July. For three days, they could once again really play outdoors and work off their energy.
Blessed with the best tennis weather, the winners in the categories girls U12, boys U12, girls U14, boys U14 as well as Participants up to 16 were finally determined after hard-fought semi-finals and finals.
Not only were there great prizes and trophies for the winners, but all the participating kids received ice cream and snacks on each match day for free. And so we definitely achieved our goal of offering children and youngsters three unforgettable and enjoyable days of fun and games!
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