Competition among general-education schools for the sports playground. The project unites local communities and develop active healthy lifestyle

According to a study by Britain’s ChildWise, 99.8% of European children aged 11-16 have mobile phones, personal electronics devices, and constant internet access. As a result, children often spend their free time on social networks, watching video or playing computer games instead of playing outside and developing physically. There is also a lack of sport infrastructure and decreased interest in sport among children, leading to a worsening in children's fitness. On top of all that, there’s child smoking and drug and alcohol use.

The Klitschko Foundation launched the initiative “Call your friends – let’s play together!” in 2005 to combat this situation, and to this day it remains relevant.

  • 201 playgrounds
  • 135 cities and villages
    took part
  • 15505 applications

In 2017, the Klitschko Foundation received a record number of applications – 7380! – which confirms the need for sports infrastructure in educational institutions.

Call your friends - let's play together!


Participants :

Applications can be submitted by children of any age, their parents, teachers, school administrative personnel, and members of local social organizations.

How to take part?

  • Step 1: use photos or video to tell a story about sport with your friends
  • Step 2: get written permission from the director of your school to build a playground (200 sq.m.)
  • Step 3: take a picture of the proposed location (3-5 photos)
  • Step 4: wait for an answer!"


take part

Donation resources

Project financing comes from a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation.



The competition among general-education and sports schools for the new sports equipment.

  • 278 packages sent
  • 53 240 children took part
  • 2504 applications received
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