GAME is ranked 122 in TOP 200 World by NGO Advisor


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We Love Asphalt
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nonprofit, association,
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Copenhagen, Denmark
HQ Physical address
Enghavevej 82 D
2450 Copenhagen SV
HQ Mailing Address
Enghavevej 82 D
2450 Copenhagen SV
Name of Official Representative for Profile
Simon Prahm,, +45 2728 8160
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GAME,, +45 70208323
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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.

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GAME's funding comes from Foundations (50%), Local Municipalities (23%), Govenment (14%), and Earned Income from membership fees, events, corporate sponsors, private donations, etc (13%).

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.
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GAME strives for a world with equal opportunities for all children and youth. To achieve this vision, GAME’s mission is to create lasting social change through youth-led street sports and culture. Many of the nonprofit’s programs seek to integrate vulnerable ethnic-minority youth (refugees, IDPs, immigrants, etc.) into the community and offers the opportunity for them to grow as peer-educators and drivers of social change in their local setting.

The activities are targeted young people in less-advantaged neighborhoods in 8 countries in Europe, The Middle East, and Africa and span across ethnic, religious, and social divides. In 2020 GAME had 1,211 volunteers who facilitated street sports practices, tournaments, workshops, and open gyms in 79 neighborhoods across EMEA (+5% compared to 2019). The engagement of this record high number of volunteer role models (+22%) has allowed GAME to maintain the level of impact despite the pandemic.

During 2020, GAME shifted to online training of volunteers and developed a risk matrix, which allowed local staff to navigate the impact of Covid-19 and ensure safe operations. To keep the children and youth active, some of the creative new initiatives included splitting up the GAME Zones and sending out GAME kits with balls and cones to allow for groups of maximum 10 participants to play together. Online practice sessions and videos using the hashtag GAMExHOME was also used to keep everyone physically active during lock-down.

Over the last five years, GAME has successfully scaled the impact by providing micro grants worth 2 mill. USD to more than 500 youth-led street sports projects. In 2021 this method was exported to Lebanon, where the EU as a trusted donor has asked GAME to implement the Street Sports Incubator.

An acute need for social change in urban areas due to an increase in urban youth populations and historically high numbers of people on the move has led GAME to refocus its strategy to better address these challenges. At the annual general meeting in 2019, a new strategy with the name “Growing Together” was approved for 2019-2023. The new strategy will allow the organization to scale the impact and improve social cohesion, health and gender equality for underserved urban younger generations (5-25 years old) challenged by marginalization, social economics, and gender & health inequality. By the end of 2021, 103 activities under Growing Together have been completed including a new organizational structure strengthening the cross-cutting functions (e.g. MEL, Innovation) and a new online training tool, which allows for Training-of-Trainers during lockdowns (see

A set of five Design Principles together with an online Innovation Toolbox have also been developed to ensure that social design and youth-led innovation stays at the forefront. Having an “ear to the asphalt”, “playing with the ideas”, and “taking it to the street” to test the ideas, constitute three of these.

In 2021 GAME’s indoor facility for street sports in Aalborg was awarded the IAKS Award for sports architecture. The sustainable and climate friendly re-use of an abandoned, industrial building and the creation of lasting social change through youth-led sports and culture was what convinced the jury.

The GAME House in Aalborg has come into being through a social design-based approach with the youth playing a central role. After the first years of operations, the 4 mill. USD facility has attracted more than 4,000 active members of all ages and become the biggest sports provider in Denmark’s fourth largest city.

Country (or countries) where active
Denmark, Lebanon, Somaliland, Jordan, Ghana, Tunisia, Norway, and Greenland..
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Alliances, Networks, and Affiliations

Beyond Sport

Danish-Arab Partnership Programme

Civil Society in Development

Sport and Development

National Platform for Street Sports

International Sports Alliance


Contact Information for Press Inquiries
Ida Brix,, +45 26286553
Contact Information for Fundraising Inquiries
Simon Prahm,, +45 27288160
Contact Information for Development and Partnership Inquiries
Emily Ronek,, +45 70208323
Contact Information for Inquiries from Private Sector
Ayhan Can,, +45 70208323

Human Resources

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Simon Prahm
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Experienced professional with passion for social change and street sports. Working on scaling the impact internationally.
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Ligningsloven §8A in Denmark, International Branch Organization in Lebanon.
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2021: Change in governance structure to allow a more youth-led Board of Representatives, where each country elects two active volunteers under 30 years of age.
2019: Gender quota and 10-year rule introduced.

Countries Where Legally Represented
Denmark, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia
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Latest Yearly Income (All Countries and Entities)
USD 4,783,248
Latest Surplus/Deficit
USD -10,257
Previous Yearly Income
USD 5,096,331
Latest Net Assets
USD 432,844
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Contact Information for Auditors

Grant Thornton Denmark, +45 33110220