Sore Legs for a Good Cause: Aperian Global Denmark supports football match for Syrian refugees
Sunday, September 27, Sommersted, Denmark: A friendly match between Danish and Syrian football enthusiasts was organized by Aperian Global and Danish volunteers at a local refugee center. Many of the attending Syrian match participants and their family have fled Syria as a result of the ongoing war. They arrived in Denmark under harsh conditions and are now in the process of applying for asylum.
To make these individuals feel more welcome in Denmark, a friendly football match was organized: Denmark vs. Syria.
The game was played in the village of Sommersted, with a vibrant, positive atmosphere before, during and after the match. Syria was by far the better team, winning this friendly match 7:3 over the Danish team.
Aperian Global co-sponsored Team Syria’s football jerseys (see photo), and was also proudly represented by the active participants and players on the Danish side, Torben Krogh, Senior Global Account Manager, and Bongki Engel, Lone Engel (Program Manager)’s husband. Krogh notes about the event:
“This Sunday was great, but rough on my legs. Team Syria’s average age must have been 25, whereas Denmark’s team averaged about 45 years. But we had a fantastic day together. It was great to see how much our efforts of organizing the match was appreciated.”
We want to thank everyone involved for their efforts, and appreciate the sore legs of our colleagues and friends for this wonderful cause.
If you would like to donate or show support for Syrian refugees, the United Nations Refugee agency is a great place to start.