Michael van Praag believes that every child in the Netherlands should be able to exercise. 400,000 children are currently unable to do this. Michael van Praag is committed to IT4Kids, because sports are fun, because you grow physically but also mentally and because by doing sports a child develops confidence and self-esteem.
Dutch sports executive
As a professional footballer, Willem Janssen, captain of FC Utrecht, knows like no other how much fun and especially how important sport is in daily life. Not only is it healthy, but it also contributes to the social development of children. He has been able to make his dream come true and believes that every child should be given the opportunity to make his or her dream come true.
Captain FC Utrecht
Loek Hartog is one of the Netherlands' youngest motorsport talents. Loek is part of the Porsche Motorsport Junior program and has experienced like no other how important it is to receive help from others to be able to exercise. "Playing sports creates dreams and goals for children. I owe my dream to people who were committed to me. Together with IT4Kids I work hard to do the same for every child."
Rick already turned our IT4Kids Gala upside down with an impressive show. He is the personification of the trial sport in the Netherlands. Since 2007 he has been in the finals of a world championship in his branch of cycling seven times. Rick believes that every child deserves a sports opportunity. That’s why he is an ambassador for our foundation.
Bike trail champion
Xavier is a passionate soccer player. He is a full-time goalkeeper at PEC Zwolle, but also a part-time tax specialist. In addition, he is committed to IT4Kids as an ambassador. "Sports are a very important aspect for a child. On a physical, social and mental level a foundation is laid for the rest of your life. Through sports, a child is given the opportunity to develop in essential areas from an early age.''
Goalkeeper PEC Zwolle
Frédérique Matla is a Dutch hockey player who plays as an attacker. As an ambassador for Spieren voor Spieren, she works for more than 20,000 children in the Netherlands who have to live with a muscle disease. She believes that every child in the Netherlands deserves the opportunity to exercise regardless of the financial and physical limitations. She is committed to IT4Kids with a warm heart.