Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 2:44 PM
FC Groningen put the chairman of the board of the FC Groningen Foundation in the Maatschappij Max van den Berg in the spotlight on Wednesday afternoon during the More & Better Exercise Symposium. Social programs manager Simon Cageling announced that the foundation will start with the ‘Max van den Berg Prize’. Local initiatives that are committed to More & Better Exercise can nominate themselves for this prize.
The ‘Max van den Berg Prize’ is a tribute to the man who took over as chairman of the foundation’s board the day after the foundation of the FC Groningen Foundation in the Society at the end of 2010. Van den Berg is in his last season as chairman of the board and will hand over the gavel after almost 13 years. With the creation of the ‘Max van den Berg Prize’, the name of the former King’s Commissioner remains linked to the foundation.
The ‘Max van den Berg Prize’ means that local initiatives that focus on More & Better Exercise can register with FC Groningen. One of these initiatives wins the ‘Max van den Berg Prize’ and can use FC Groningen facilities during an activity. This could, for example, be a space in the stadium, or the use of social trainers from the FC.
During the More & Better Exercise symposium that was held on Wednesday, November 1 in Euroborg, Van den Berg indicated that he was moved and positively surprised by the naming of the prize. Social programs manager Simon Cageling says the following about the origins of the prize.
“Max van den Berg has worked for our foundation with a lot of energy and dedication over the past 13 years. And he is still very involved, and Max always sets a good example by coming to board meetings by bike and by being constantly on the move.”
“We are incredibly grateful for his efforts and wanted to create something so that his name will always be associated with our foundation. That has become the ‘Max van den Berg Prize’. Local initiatives that are committed to More & Better Exercise and therefore contribute to our joint mission to defeat exercise poverty in the hinterland are eligible to win the prize.”
The FC Groningen in Society Foundation will soon launch a web page where local initiatives can register.
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