Major events as the driving force of grassroots sport. This is one of the objectives of Expo per lo Sport, scheduled in Milan over the weekend between 10 and 11 September, now in its eighth edition and dedicated to the promotion of youth sport, in collaboration with Autogrill and the Humanitas Foundation for Research.
Presented this morning at a press conference that took place at the Palazzina Appiani in Parco Sempione, Expo per lo Sport will be a great celebration for the city of Milan: not only for the center, but it will also approach the suburbs, to give everyone the opportunity to practice sports and promote a healthy lifestyle, in the name of relaunching sporting values, inclusion, sociality and sustainability, as well as outdoor physical activity.
«We must make sure that Milan breathes sport – is the wish of Marco Fichera, silver medalist in fencing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and organizer of the event -. Our mission is to make boys and girls play sports who for whatever reason are unable to do so ». For this reason, before the weekend in Parco Sempione, four free Summer Schools lasting five days were activated – three of them in the outskirts of the city -, with the 500 subscriptions sold out in a few days.
«We work on the citizens of tomorrow, to ensure that they practice sports – adds Nicola Schena, who with Fichera organizes Expo for Sport -. The central point, however, remains happiness, seeing children smile while practicing sport ». Waiting for Milan-Cortina 2026, Milan is filled with sport, including the European basketball championships, the NextGen Atp Finals in tennis and the 2023 World Fencing Championships. that every citizen takes care of his own sporting dimension, not necessarily competitive but also as the ability to take care of his own well-being », added the deputy mayor Anna Scavuzzo.
The maxi-sports area of 10 thousand square meters of Parco Sempione will allow you to practice 35 different sports. But, as in any self-respecting Milanese event, Expo per lo Sport will also have its “Fuori Expo”, a calendar of events – including university conferences and tournaments for adults – which will also involve other age groups. Milan and Inter will also be present with activities reserved for the youth and grassroots sectors, with Autogrill – partner of the event – which throughout the month of September throughout Italy and during the Parco Sempione event will activate a fundraiser for the Humanitas Foundation to Research (FHR), to support Humanitas’ AYA (Adolescents and Young Adults) research project, dedicated to young cancer patients.