2450 Copenhagen SV
2450 Copenhagen SV
GAME is a Danish based street sport NGO founded in 2002. The organization is lead by a voluntary board and managed by a dedicated team working from HQ in Copenhagen and country and partner offices in EMEA.
GAME has turned to the idea of using sports as a vehicle for social change and through the years the organization has gained extensive experiences, which has allowed for the development of innovative methods to support the SDG agenda.
The youth leaders in GAME are called Playmakers. An important part of GAME’s activities is thus to offer training to young people in order to empower them to take a role as peer-to-peer sports instructors and role models. This model of investing in capacity building of youth has proven itself as a sustainable way of creating impact.
Since 2010 the organization has increasingly focused its strategic efforts on establishing innovative street sports facilities as a framework for the impact. In 2021, GAME developed a container-based mobile street sports facility concept to be implemented in Beirut during the coming year to benefit both refugee and local children and youth.
With innovation at its core and constantly on the lookout for new ways of scaling the impact, GAME developed in 2017 its first emergency relief initiative targeted victims of the Syrian crisis. In 2021 the Street Sports Incubator earlier implemented in Jordan was transferred to Lebanon, where young social and business entrepreneurs incl. refugees were selected for a six-months journey. After receiving their seed grants, the viability of the initiatives will be tested by the market.
The Foundations are primarily providing funding for establishment of street sports facilities and pilot projects. The Municipalities enter 10 year facility operations contracts with GAME. The beneficiaries pay minimal membership and sign-up fees to participate in the activities.