Success for “White Night of Sport”, which is held this evening in Messina, until 10.30 pm, along the pedestrian area of viale San Martino and via XXVII Luglio. Large turnout of citizens, especially young people, who competed in 48 sports, a climate of festive participation and solidarity.
The event was presented by the mayor Federico Basileduring a press conference attended by the councilor for youth policies Liana Cannata, the mayor’s expert for sports policies Francesco Giorgio and the president of Messina Social City Valeria Asquini.
The Olympic and Paralympic Federations, and various amateur sports associations and clubs also took part in the event.
«This end-of-year event – declared Basile – is of particular importance as the municipal administration dedicates great attention to sport, planning events and initiatives. Sport is a fundamental component of our life.”
«For young people – continued councilor Cannata, who worked on the organization in synergy with councilor Finocchiaro, absent due to other institutional commitments – the practice of these disciplines is important as sporting activity is competition, but above all a real training ground for life, which allows us to approach and support even young people in difficult situations, promoting a healthy and shared environment with enormous social value”.
The expert Giorgio thanked the numerous Federations, sports promotion bodies and associations, both Olympic and Paralympic, who took part in the initiative, while the president of Messina Social City Asquini underlined that this is a further event co- organized with the Municipality of Messina and in which the many young people who frequent the community centers will participate.
The “The Best Coach” Award will also be awarded, organized by the Italian football coaches association.