The integration project 'MitternachtsSport', which has been supported by the Bundesliga Foundation since 2010, has received the Laureus Sport Award.
The initiative was honoured in the category 'social sport project' at the Sport for Good Night awards on Wednesday night (11 November) in Berlin
'MitternachtsSport' offers young people in Berlin, Hamburg and Wuppertal free weekend football courses with socio-educational provision and communicates to its participants the values of respect, tolerance and fair play.
In addition to the Bundesliga-Foundation, 'MitternachtsSport' is also supported by Berlin-born world champion Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München): "I’m happy that the work is paying off and the project won."
The initiative is also backed by co-operation partners Hertha Berlin and Hamburger SC as well as professional footballers (Änis Ben-Hatira (Hertha Berlin), Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) and Manuel Schmiedebach (Hannover 96).
'MitternachtsSport' was previously honoured with the 2013 BAMBI award and the German football association’s Integration prize.