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VELUX EHF Champions League and Plan International team up for kids


VELUX EHF Champions League and Plan International team up for kids

In Round 14 (27 February – 3 March 2019) the VELUX EHF Champions League will host a charity match round in cooperation with Plan International. The round’s motto ‘Team up for kids!’ supports Plan International in their efforts for children’s rights as well as girls’ equality.

The campaign will focus on social media, showing key players and fans standing behind a girl who symbolises all children worldwide. The campaign will be accompanied by special centre circle graphics and animations.  During the matches, photos will be taken with the participation of the home and the away teams standing together behind the flag kids and showing the ‘Team up for kids!’ message.

Since last season, the VELUX EHF Champions League has been committed to children’s rights organisation Plan International. To support the organisation, the VELUX EHF Champions League has sponsored Lays, a girl from Brazil and has taken part in many additional activities.

Plan International reaches sponsored children, their families and their communities in more than 50 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The ‘Team up for kids!’ campaign aims to draw fans attention to the work of Plan International and to the fact that handball fans can also easily help by sponsoring children.

As part of the campaign, fans have the chance to win two tickets for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019 plus a behind-the-scenes tour. For information on how to win the tickets, fans need to follow VELUX EHF Champions League social media accounts around Round 14 and the official hashtag #teamupforkids. 

For more information on sponsoring a child visit:  

Players visible on the key visual (from left to right):

Valentin Porte (Montpellier HB); Jannik Kohlbacher (Rhein-Neckar Löwen); Olafur Gudmundsson (IFK Kristianstad); Cyril Dumoulin (HBC Nantes); Eivind Tangen (Skjern Handbold); Johan Hansen (Bjerringbro-Silkeborg); Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (SG Flensburg-Handewitt); Raul Entrerrios (Barça Lassa); Sander Sagosen (Paris Saint-Germain HB)

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent organisation, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. Plan stands up for children’s rights worldwide and strives to be open, accountable and honest in what Plan does. Plan has been working for 80 years to tackle poverty, violence and injustice. In more than 70 countries, girls and boys are encouraged to actively shape their future. The main objective is to achieve sustainable change and to enhance the living conditions of the people in the partner countries. When disasters or conflict threatens their lives and well-being, Plan is quick to respond. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals encourages Plan to continue strengthening girls and women and promote gender equality. More information can be found at:

About EHF Marketing GmbH

EHF Marketing GmbH is the marketing arm and subsidiary of the European Handball Federation. The company works closely with marketing and media partners, as well as with Europe’s leading clubs to realise the full potential of the sport on the international sports market.  EHF Marketing GmbH is responsible for the marketing and media rights of club competitions including the VELUX EHF Champions League, WOMEN’S EHF Champions League and the MEN’S EHF Cup. Visit and for more information. 

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