GAME ANNUAL REPORT 2015
GAME Annual Report 2015 Editor in Chief: Simon Prahm Layout: Malthe Emil Hougaard Sabri Text: Ida Brix, Kristine Colerick, Sofie Bach Hansen & Johanne Kjær Proof reading: Mathilde Hulgård Press: On!Ad Photos: Caroline Bohn, Malthe Emil Hougaard Sabriand & Aras Issa Alzaidi GAME Denmark Enghavevej 82D DK - 2450 Copenhagen SV website www.gameinternational.org phone +45 70 20 83 23 cvr. no. 2721 3308
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT | 1 VOLUNTEERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT | 3 PEOPLE OF GAME: RODWAN ADEN | 5 PEOPLE OF GAME: SUELL OSMANI | 8 GAME STREETMEKKA COPENHAGEN | 9 A HOUSE, PLEASE | 12 PEOPLE OF GAME: CYRINE NABULSY | 13 ABOUT GAME | 14 2015 IN PICTURES | 15 GAME IN NUMBERS | 17 GAME ZONES 2015 | 19 FINANCIAL STATEMENT & BALANCE | 21 THANKS | 23
CHAIR MAN'S RE PORT It is with great pleasure that I have been appointed Chairman of GAME in the past year. 1
By Anders Rendtorff, Chairman of GAME With my predecessor Vibeke Frank at the helm for the last 7.5 years, GAME has evolved from a countrywide project to a professional, international organization. 2015 marked some milestones on this journey. First and foremost, GAME has gained formal status as a non-profit organization with help from core supporters, that have purchased “Asphalt Shares.” We are, in other words, a veritable NGO in every sense of the word. Internationally, GAME has attracted attention by being listed as one of the world’s top 500 NGOs. Such recognition is not due to our size but on account of our innovative approaches in creating lasting social change through establishment of innovative facilities and the transformation of youth to leaders and role models within street sports.
2015 has been a year where much has been said and written of the many refugees that are central components in GAME’s activities both in Denmark and Lebanon. Fear and restrictions have taken precedence in the debate. Yet if we take responsibility for receiving and integrating our share of the many refugees that have left their homeland in search of security in Europa, it is possible to create a brighter future for them and for us. Denmark needs to boost the workforce over the years to come. If we manage to create a more inclusive society with high social mobility, refugees can become valuable resources within our welfare state. If newcomers are to become a valuable resource for our society, integration must succeed and for this to happen, we ought to harness the potential of civil society in order to build bridges that are firmer and more stable than those that currently exist. Street sports offer unique possibilities in this regard. Through street sports, children and youth can meet across linguistic, religious and ethnic barriers to play, compete and sweat together. By participating in team activities on the asphalt, focus is shifted from differences to the collective passion that playing soccer or skating unearths. For this very reason, GAME has entered a partnership with The Danish Refugee Council over the past year and we can now offer free practices for refugee children who wish to take part in our activities across the country. GAME’s young, voluntary Play-
makers that run weekly practices in less advantaged neighborhoods are an example of the diversity that exists in civil society. The volunteers assume local responsibility for being role models for others in their respective communities. This has a positive, if not contagious effect on the children that participate in GAME’s activities. Placing volunteers at the heart of street sport activities creates sustainability in engagement and helps nurture positive relationships between children, youth and the local community.
RESULTS ON THE ASPHALT
I would like to highlight one achievement from the past year that I am particularly proud of. This is easier said than done, however, which of the many should I choose? Perhaps it’s the establishment of The National Platform for Street Sports in collaboration with 50 other street sports initiatives and with the support of Nordea-fonden? The platform has already supported activities for over 20,000 children and youth in its first year. It could also be the release of “Asphalt,” a book made to inspire others to engage in street sports? Or the towering NBA star Robert Horry and the Rim Rockers showteam who visited our Playmakers and children participating in Street GAME in Vollsmose? It is not easy to choose. During the year we have also gained better insight into what GAME means to our participants. A survey shows that 64% of GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen’s members learned something that could be used in other aspect of their lives (for instance at school) as a result of their interaction with GAME. Moreover, 77% of the children feel that they are part of a broader community in GAME. These are numbers that I am very satisfied with. 2015 also marked the conclusion of our two-year program “GAME Democracy Makers” in Lebanon. 202 Playmakers were educated, which is 35% higher than our goals for the program. Of these, 48% were girls and 32% were refugees - most of them from Syria, Palestine and Iraq. The GAME Democracy Makers program has produced high activity levels on the asphalt, facilitating the participation of 2,810 children and youth who took part in practices. It has also created extensive advocacy for equal rights to practicing sports. The program will be followed up by a new three-year initiative designed
to strengthen sustainability through the creation of a physical gathering point, a GAME House Beirut. December was also a significant month in GAME’s development. Together with Realdania, TrygFonden, Nordea-fonden and The Municipality of Esbjerg, we completed the construction of GAME Streetmekka Esbjerg. The building was built on time and within the budgeted 22.6 million DKK. GAME Streetmekka Esbjerg has gotten off to a flying start, paving the way for similar facilities in Aalborg and Viborg over the coming years.
FROM DEFICIT TO SURPLUS
From an economic perspective, 2015 has also been a good year for GAME. Last year’s deficit of a quarter million DKK has been turned into a surplus of 0.6 million and the total revenue has grown by 26% to 17.2 million DKK (2014: 13.7 million). The extra ressources have made it possible to reach out to more children and youth and means that we will be able to invest in fulfilling our strategy. At a time of political uncertainty, in how best to utilize the potential of street sport, this has significance, both to GAME and for street sports in general. As Chairman, I look forward to continue the journey that the rest of the board, HQ and the many voluntary Playmakers have committed themselves to. GAME has laid out an ambitious development strategy that will take us through to 2020 - one that I vouch for and that I will do my best to ensure we fulfill. Doing so will have a direct impact on children and youth in Denmark and abroad, who will be gaining access to street sports and all the social and health-related perks that we know it brings. On behalf of GAME, I would like to thank our many Playmakers, donors, partners and staff, all of whom have backed the efforts of the organization through engagement and enthusiasm over the past year. Your contribution has been a great inspiration which has spread warm to everyone out on the asphalt far and wide. We Love Asphalt!
VOLUNTEERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT 3
Kaddijatou Sawaneh and Khadija Al-Gabarey are trained as GAME Playmakere. They are both volunteers in GAME Frederiksberg, where they coach the local children in street dance and parkour every week. They did not know each other beforehand. In this pictures they are at a Playmaker Camp in GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen in March 2015.
GAME creates social change through youth-led street sports and street culture for children and youth from less advantaged neighborhoods. The centrepiece of GAME's work is the GAME Playmaker Program, which educates young “Playmakers” to volunteer within street sports and street culture in all GAME zones and at GAME Streetmekkas. Voluntary Playmakers receive an education that equips them with all that they need to be positive role models on the asphalt. The Playmakers decide whether to receive an education as an instructor in disciplines such as street basketball, street soccer, parkour or urban dance, or whether they are educated in organizing volunteer efforts in the GAME zones. The education takes place at three annual Playmaker Camps, where youth from all corners of Denmark convene and participate in two days of workshops.
THE FIRST YEAR OF 100% VOLUNTEERRUN ACTIVITIES
2015 was the first year in which all activities in GAME zones were based exclusively on voluntary efforts. GAME has diverged from using paid instructors and decided instead to empower the asphalt and its voluntary Playmakers, who have a burning desire to make a difference for the children and youth of their communities. In the first year of operation, this system has already started to pay off. The ambitious goal of reaching 15,000 show-ups in GAME zones and at Street GAME events in Denmark was reached.
POSITIVE YOUTH CULTURE
GAME’s voluntary Playmakers add value in several ways, both for the children that take part in activities on the asphalt as well as to the re-
spective neighborhoods where activities take place. Civil society is also strengthened by the efforts of GAME’s Playmakers. The Playmakers bring with them diverse backgrounds and experiences and the responsibility that they take in their local communities, rubs off on the children that take part in the activities that GAME organizes. In other words, the youth emulate the efforts and behavior of the Playmakers. It is through this relationship that Playmakers introduce the children to a postive youth culture.
Having volunteers at the heart of the street sport activities has created sustainability in engagement. Voluntary work is motivated by the desire to make a difference for vulnerable children and youth. At the same time, the street sport participants experience that Playmakers are there for their sake, working voluntarily.
YOUTH AND LEADERSHIP
The engagement of GAME’s Playmakers exposes the importance and strength of local youth leadership. They bring a wealth of local knowledge with them to the table as they often live in the very same neighborhoods in which GAME activities take place. Local volunteers ensure local ownership of the activities. Their presence is crucial for GAME to succeed in adjusting activities to the dynamic needs of various local communities.
GAME educated 152 young voluntary Playmakers in Denmark alone, at three Playmaker Camps in 2015. The Playmakers have been running street sport activities in 26 less advantaged neighborhoods across the country and arranged 16 street sport events (Street GAME) over the sum-
mer of 2015. The season concluded with a large event, GAME Finals, held at GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen, visited by more than 2,000 children and youth. A Partnerships with The Danish Lung Association meant that there was emphasis on respiratory health at Playmaker Camps and events across the country. A survey of Playmakers and the children and youth participating in GAME's street sport activities show that the Playmaker Program has been succesful in strengthening the physical and mental wellbeing of those involved:
of GAME’s Playmakers and participating children feel that they learn to be part of a team in GAME
of the Playmakers and 84% of the participants have made new friends in GAME
of the participants feel that they have learned something at GAME that can be used in other aspects of their lives
of the children report that their physical fitness has been improved during their time in GAME
PEOPLE OF GAME: RODWAN ADEN
Rodwan Aden is a volunteer and a Playmaker in GAME Aarhus. He knows the area around Rosenhøj like the back of his hand and is responsible for the weekly street soccer practices in the area. NAME: AGE: LOCATION: ROLE:
Rodwan Aden 20 Rosenhøj, Aarhus Playmaker
By Sofie Hansen Rodwan Aden has taken part in several Playmaker Camps in Streetmekka Copenhagen and is now a key Playmaker in Aarhus’ version of GAME. Rodwan is passionate about working with the youth of the Rosenhøj GAME zone in Aarhus. In fact, he was the one who started it up in 2015. The young Playmaker’s local knowledge is a big help in his role, as it helped him identify which areas of the city would be apt for a GAME zone. Places that were already used as hangouts by children and youth represented good opportunities for street sports on the asphalt. Rodwan has managed to recruit other volun-
tary Playmakers and he remains the architect-in-chief when it comes to organizing practices and making sure that they take place, week after week. Rodwan has a fantastic ability to maintain an overview, structure tasks and to create a positive vibe. He insists on bringing a portable sound system that plays good music to every practice» What is the best thing about the GAME zone practices? »Practices make people happy and friendships are easily formed in the zone. The activities give the children and youth something to do in their spare time. There are many young people who struggle. Practices make everyday life easier for them, and make them happier because they form friendships and gain positive experiences. I am proud to be a part of GAME because of this. I think that it is also great to be part of a group of passionate young volunteers who have strong bonds with each other.» Why do you think that so many children attend your practices?
work well as a team as we complement each other. Having three volunteers at each practice works well. We all understand the sport and are passionate about making things happen on the asphalt. Hassan and Abdullahi are both new in GAME but they have been great at showing initiative and commitment. My role is more organizational – I run around talking to people, both those who are curious about what is going on as well as those who are already a part of what we do. There are many opportunities when it comes to spreading the word and recruiting new participants during practices. » What is the best thing about being a volunteer in GAME? »That we work as a team to get the job done. There is a clear division of roles between Hassan, Abdullahi and myself, which makes it easier for us to create a framework that brings about fun and educational practices that the kids love to attend. Good practices with happy participants lead to even more good practices. There are so many fantastic kids to work with in Rosenhøj! »
»First and foremost, our location is really good. It is a place that is known and visited by many locals. I run the street soccer practices along with Hassan and Abdullahi, and we
Rodwan Aden (top center) is Playmaker in GAME Aarhus. He is pictured with the children from Aarhus at GAME Finals in Copenhagen. Every year GAME Finals gathers Playmakers and children from GAME zones across the country for a major tournament in GAME StreetMekka Copenhagen. 5
PEOPLE OF GAME: SUELL OSMANI Together with his friends, Amin and Kristoffer, Suell Osmani from Copenhagen Panna House is responsible for GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen’s open practices in panna every Wednesday. The trio are actually world champions in the Panna discipline. In this interview, Suell tells us a bit about what makes Panna special.
makes a panna (i.e. if he or she channels the ball in between your legs) during the course of the match, he or she wins the match, regardless of the score. For instance, if the score is 4-1 in your favour and I make a panna, then I win the match. Think of it as a knockout in boxing. Things can move pretty quickly if there are many pannas involved.
NAME: Suell Osmani LOCATION: GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen ROLE: Panna Instructor
The most important aspect of our practices is the fact that everyone can participate. We don’t divide up the kids when they come here. Everyone is welcome, irrespective of whether they are novice or expert. That's pretty cool »
By Johanne Kjær
What motivates you to come here every wednesday with a football under your arm?
For those who don’t know, what is Panna? »Panna is about shooting the ball between your opponents legs. It’s a three-minute game with a goal in each end of the small court. As with soccer, it is about scoring the most goals. However, if your opponent
»The asphalt here is always dry! Apart for that, I am motivated by the kids - when a small boy approaches me after practice and says “look what I have learned” and wants to show me that he is capable of mastering a trick. A strong sense of community is key here, and its a part of the street environment which I
GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen has Denmark's perhaps only vinyl DJ school, Urban Music School, where some of the best DJs teaches scratch and beat-mix. The Urban Music School also has a recording studio course where you learn to record music on professional equipment.
GAME STREETMEKKA COPENHAGEN 9
GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen is the world’s first Streetmekka. The former tram shed that was renovated in 2010 and today is a raw, innovative street sports facility that is one of the trump cards within street sports and street culture in Copenhagen.
FLEXIBILITY ATTRACTS THE YOUTH
GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen has 3,277 active members and 44,140 visits from children, youth and adults annually. A survey conducted in 2015 shows that GAME is primarily used by youth aged between 11 and 25. The majority of GAME’s users are boys and close to half of them are from another ethnic background other than Danish. The self-assessed wellbeing of GAME’s users is slightly lower than the country average and a larger percentage of them do not thrive at school, when compared to the rest of the national population demographic. This target group is underrepresented within sports accociations nationwide, which suggests that GAME succeeds in reaching out to include groups who are important to activate on the asphalt. The survey was conducted amongst 209 of GAME Streetmekka’s 3,277 users and indicates the positive effects of street
GAME STREETMEKKA COPENHAGEN IN NUMBERS
3,277 358 44,140 active members
open days a year
visitors in 2015
sports. 77% of respondents reported that they felt that they became part of a larger community in GAME and 64% gained competences that can be used in other aspects of their lives as a result of them taking part in street sport activities. The respondents also practice sports with a regularity that exceeds the national average.
OPEN PRACTICES 28 TIMES A WEEK
GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen has 28 weekly open practices in street basketball, street soccer, urban dance, parkour, street fit and yoga. The largest of these is street basketball, for which GAME is the host of the official Danish Street Basketball Championship. Street soccer is constantly gaining popularity and there are always dancers and parkour fans in various corners of the building. As a new point of focus in 2015, GAME aimed to increase the number of girls who take part in the activities. As a measure to achieve that, voluntary Playmakers have organized two weekly practices in Girlies Street Fit, which are tailor-made for teens who want to exercise and have fun, without the high demands of traditional sports associations.
11-25 79 % 21 % 44%
is the age of most members
minority ethnic background
GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen hosts the popular Friday Jam event for its members every first Friday of the month. Street basketball and street soccer tournaments are staples on the menu, accompanied by the occasional rap battle, nail art café or other urban activities.
WORD ON THE STREET
GAME attaches great importance to involving users of Streetmekka Copenhagen in the happenings within the house and to listening to their ideas. This takes place every day through direct contact with users and in an annual workshop. The voices from the asphalt have spoken and as result, it has become cheaper to use the facility in the past year. A lounge area has been installed in the dance hall and the much-loved Streetmekka name is back in use. Last but not least, the showers in the changing rooms have been improved as a result of the feedback from our users.
practice sports more than 3 times a week
feel like being a part of a greater community in GAME
have achieved social skills that are useful in other aspects of life
Hanine Hamdar, Abir Hamdar and Nisreen Itawi volunteer as Playmakeres in GAME Libanon. Every week they run street basketball practices for children and youth. Here they are at the 2015 GAME Finals in Beirut, where children and Playmakeres came together to have fun and join tournaments in street basketball, street soccer, roller derby as well as dance battle. Foto: Aras Issa Alzaidy 11
A HOUSE, PLEASE GAME works in Lebanon because local, youth-led street sports can build bridges between nationalities, between religions, between genders and between neighbors. Street sports have the power to gather children and youth of less advantaged neighborhoods, who often do not have enough money to practice sports in clubs. The need for GAME in Lebanon cannot be understated and the successes are numerous. Currently GAME Lebanon is working on establishing a GAME house in Beirut. The 2015, “refugee crisis” narrative filled the newsreels with stories of Lebanon, the country that receives more Syrian refugees per capita than any other country in the world. Unofficial estimates place the number of refugees at the 2 million mark in this little and already fragile country. In the midst of this crisis, GAME Lebanon has been able to complete the GAME Democracy Makers project, through which 202 young, voluntary Playmakers have trained 2,810 boys and girls, with a total attendance of 25,696 at practices and events. Syrian youth were successfully integrated in this project. GAME Lebanon is a story of youthful Playmakers who are educated with virtues of democracy and equality. The Playmakers take on the world’s best voluntary job; training children and youth of less advan-
taged neighborhoods in street basketball, street soccer, urban dance and the latest street sport discipline in the GAME activity roster, roller derby.
GAME Lebanon’s success derives from the methods used as well as from the local forces that translate the youth-led street sports to a Lebanese context. The next step for GAME in Lebanon is securing project sustainability by establishing a GAME house in Beirut. As in the case of GAME Copenhagen, a GAME house in Beirut will act as the driving force behind GAME’s work within volunteering, social change and street sports and culture.
HALL OF GAME
GAME Lebanon has developed the Playmaker education further through an expanded module for experienced and engaged Playmakers, who are accepted into the “Hall of GAME”. Here they gain responsibility and influence on the decisions that GAME Lebanon makes, together with employees of the organization.
PLAYMAKERS IN LEBANON
Young people have been educated as Playmakers in Lebanon
have other background than Lebanese
48% are girls
PARTICIPANTS IN LEBANON
Children aged 6-16 have participated in practices in Lebanese GAME zones
have other background than Lebanese
38% are girls
PEOPLE OF GAME: CYRINE NABULSY
NAME: Cyrine Nabulsy AGE: 21 years ROLE: Playmaker LOCATION: Bourj el Barajneh, Lebanon
to us Playmakers through a workshop, and was carried out in the zones for our players. We started to teach children gender equality through drills from our street basketball compendium.
POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD GENDER EQUALITY
We saw how the children started to accept the fact that boys and girls have equal rights. Week after week and month after month it became much easier. Now our sport practices are based on gender equality and I think it is going very well. For instance we see an increased number of girls participating in sport activities in every GAME zone. We
»In order to make the Playmakers and the players in the zones understand the concept of gender equality, GAME has worked on the ‘GAME Democracy Makers’ program. This project was introduced
Cyrine is the one with the cap. Photo: Aras Issa Alzaidy
see as well how the parents are keener on the project and how they start to advocate for gender equality - in the sense that more parents accept and support the idea of their daughters doing sports, and that it is their right to do so. Boys at the sport practices finally accept that girls can play sports just like themselves. At first the community seemed to find it strange that girls were wearing sportswear and heading toward the zone, but now they got used to it - and they like it.«
GAME GAME is a non-profit street sports organization which since 2002 has worked to create lasting social change by establishing innovative facilities and educating youth to be leaders and role models within street sports and street culture.
GAME arranges practices and tournaments in street basketball, street soccer, dance and parkour in less advantaged neighborhoods all over Denmark. These activities also take place in GAME's street sport facilities in Copenhagen and Esbjerg (GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen and GAME Streetmekka Esbjerg). Young, voluntary GAME Playmakers run the local street events and practices. GAME also works in Lebanon.
GAME educates local youth from less advantaged neighborhoods as GAME Playmakers. This education equips the youth with the skills they need to organize weekly street sport practices and cultural events in 26 GAME zones in Denmark and 11 in Lebanon. GAME’s Playmakers act as role models for vulnerable children and youth, and they are a key part of bringing about the social change that GAME strives to achieve.
In 2010, GAME opened GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen in close collaboration with the Municipality of Copenhagen. The street sports facility was created from what used to be a tram shed on Enghavevej in Copenhagen’s Southern district. The facility has won several prizes for its architecture and social
activities and is a major asset for Copenhagen's street sports community. In Jutland, GAME Streetmekka Esbjerg is situated in one of the west coast town’s oldest industrial buildings. It has undergone a transformation from a beloved, albeit out-dated train yard, to a raw, asphalt covered street sports facility. GAME Streetmekka Esbjerg opened in January 2016 and has been well received by the town’s children and youth. Viborg and Aalborg, which are located further north in Jutland, will be the next towns to join the Streetmekka tribe when two industrial buildings undergo renovation and become innovative street sports facilities. These new Streetmekkas are expected to be ready at the start of 2018.
GAME has a branch organization in Lebanon. Local Playmakers conduct practices in 11 GAME zones across the country, with special emphasis on gender equality and on the right to play for Syrian refugees, all of which is facilitated by street sports. GAME’s headquarters are located in Copenhagen. Highest governing body is the Annual General Meeting, where GAME's Board is democratically elected. www.gameinternational.org
2015 in pictures
GAME FINALS BEIRUT The girls got game! There was plenty of fighter spirit at this street cultural sports festival in beautiful Beirut. The day was a blast with street soccer, dance battle, Lebanon's first roller derby match and six different basketball divisions in the FIBA endorsed 3x3 tournament.
FAXE KONDI STREET GAME IN TIVOLI GAME and Faxe Kondi hosted a big Street GAME event in Tivoli Gardens, with parkour, street soccer, street basketball, dance, hip hop DJ's, street art and prizes.
ASPHALT â€“ THE BOOK OF STREET SPORTS The 'Asphalt' book is GAME's tribute to the innovators and pioneers of street sports - those who have paved the way for the rest of us. The book is packed with inspirational articles, interviews, dazzling photos and street lingo. Acquire to book at turbine.dk
GAME FINALS COPENHAGEN GAME Finals is the big annual finals event. It's the official Danish Championship in street basketball and the program also includes breakdance show, street soccer tournament, dance battle, parkour jam, music and DJ's. The event is the culmination of the GAME season in 26 neighborhoods all over Denmark. Playmakers organize transport for all the children to come to Copenhagen for the event.
STREET GAME Street GAME is the annual celebration of street sports, where GAME participants show off their street skills to each other on the asphalt. Street GAME is a loud, proud and inclusive event with street soccer, street basketball, street dance and street art. The local division of GAME arranges Street GAME in their neighborhood, and at the center of the events are the young voluntary Playmakers, who week after week host local practices in street sports.
NBA 3X IN VOLLSMOSE Vollsmose was right at the center of things, when NBA 3X visited Denmark for the first time, bringing along the basketball legend Robert Horry, NBA dunk team and a big street basketball tournament. Excitement was high among the kids and youth when NBA stopped by Street GAME in Vollsmose - Denmark's largest housing development project.
LUNG EXCERCISES GAME has partnered with The Danish Lung Association, to highlight the importance of healthy lungs. The Danish Lung Association has been part of several GAME events, where children and youth through lung exercises have felt on their own bodies how it would be to live with a lung disease.
GIRLIES STREET FIT In an effort to attract more girls to GAME's street sport activities, Playmakers volunteering in Streetmekka Copenhagen, have initiated weekly practices in Girlies Street Fit . The activity is designed specifically to reach out to girls that often drop out of sports associations in their early teens.
BUILDING FRENZY IN ESBJERG In the autumn holiday GAME invited children, youth, parents and other helpful souls to help design and build interior design for GAME Streetmekka Esbjerg.
RUNE GLIFBERG The National Platform for Street Sports has a new ambassador - the world famous skater Rune Glifberg - seen in the picture with Henrik Lehmann Andersen, Head of Nordea-fonden at the kick-off event for the platform.
ASPHALT SHARE More than 200 dedicated asphalt fans invested i social change by buying a GAME 'Asphalt Share' in 2015. As a result of these private donations, GAME is now formally acknowledged as a countrywide non-profit, that can receive tax-deductible donations from corporate sponsors, private donors and foundations.
GAME IN NUMBERS 2013
Growth in revenue Largest donor as percentage of total revenue
Student assistants Interns
Government 3,576,258 DKK
Earned income 2,946,691 DKK
GAME Playmakerprogram 4,232,151 DKK
Administration 595,412 DKK Other activities 855,900 DKK
INCOME Total 17,230,043 DKK
Foundations 6,617,078 DKK
COSTS Total 16,594,115 DKK
Municipalities 4,090,016 DKK
*Fluctuations from 2014 to 2015 are due to the shift from payed coaches to voluntary Playmakers running activities in the GAME zones
The National Platform for Street Sports 3,761,781 DKK
GAME Lebanon 695,275 DKK
GAME Houses 6,453,596 DKK
Figure 01 - Share of participants with minority ethnic background %
Figure 03 - Attendance figures for GAME activities
Figure 02 - Share of female participants
Figure 04 -Development in GAME's revenue
Million DKK 20
50 38% 32% 31%
Playmakerprogram GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen Lebanon GAME
GAME ZONES GAME STREETMEKKA COPENHAGEN • • • • • • • •
44,140 visits 3,277 active members 358 days open in 2015 28 practices each week 20 Street Sports courses for schools and institutions 11 Friday Jams 8 Urban ’Music School’-classes 5 year anniversary
TEN MOST POPULAR GAME EVENTS IN 2015 • • • • • • • • • • • •
2,000 attended GAME Finals, GAME Streetmekka Cøbenhavn 1,200 attended Street Party in Stjernen, Frederiksberg 1,200 attended Street Party in Multiparken, Helsingør 1,000 attended Street Party in Søndermarkskvarteret, Frederiksberg 800 attended Street GAME in Vollsmose, Odense 700 attended GAME at Kulturhavn 250 attended Street GAME in Brøndby Strand 225 attended Street GAME in Ringparken, Slagelse 225 attended Street GAME in Sydbyen, Næstved 200 attended Friday Jam 'Anniversary special' 150 attended Street GAME at Søgræsvej in Sønderborg 150 attended Street GAME in Brøndby Nord
FIVE MOST POPULAR GAME ZONES IN 2015 • 1,368 show-ups – Holtbjerg, Herning • 1,308 show-ups– Søndermarkskvarteret, Frederiksberg • 1,279 show-ups – Ringparken, Slagelse • 1,217 show-ups– Vapnagaard, Helsingør
GAME ZONES GAME STREETMEKKA GAME STREETMEKKA IN 2018
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BALLERUP SKOVLUNDE KØBENHAVN HØJE TAASTRUP GLOSTRUP ROSKILDE ISHØJ BRØNDBYNORD BRØNDBYSTRAND
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