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King of the Court collaborates with Lovid-20 foundation

King of the Court collaborates with Lovid-20 foundation |

A number of entrepreneurs from the province of Utrecht have started an initiative to overcome the consequences of Covid-19 through intensive cooperation. Their non-profit foundation is called Lovid-20. The newest member of this foundation, which profiles itself as a "platform for positivity", is Sportworx, the organizer of King of the Court and the DELA Eredivisie Beach Tour.

A number of entrepreneurs from the province of Utrecht have started an initiative to overcome the consequences of Covid-19 through intensive cooperation. Their non-profit foundation is called Lovid-20. The newest member of this foundation, which profiles itself as a "platform for positivity", is Sportworx, the organizer of King of the Court and the DELA Eredivisie Beach Tour.

Entrepreneurs and organizations from the Utrecht region have found each other in # lovid_20, a "platform for positivity". “Not much is possible yet, but we prefer to look at what is already possible,” says spokesperson Boris van der Vorst, who is the general director of Fysio Holland and chairman of the Dutch Boxing Association in daily life. “Thinking in terms of limitations does not help us any further. Based on their own expertise, these entrepreneurs bring in ideas to get out of the corona crisis.”

40 companies from Utrecht have already joined the foundation and politicians in the region are also enthusiastic.

The name Lovid-20 is a nod to Covid-19, and emphasizes positivity, creativity and decisiveness. The foundation is not a protest group but wants to see what is possible with the guidelines of the RIVM (National Institute for Health and Environment) in hand. The initiative has already attracted more than 40 members in a short period of time.

The newest member of Lovid-20 is Sportworx. From 9 to 12 September, Sportworx is organizing the first international sports event on Dutch soil since the outbreak of the corona pandemic: King of the Court beach volleyball.

In September, a stadium will be built on Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht that offers space for the public in an inventive way, while the 1.5 meter rule remains guaranteed. The entire stadium consists of sky boxes built from scaffolding tubes.

Today, operational director Wilco Nijland explains in newspaper De Telegraaf how he dares to organize an international sports event in these challenging times and why he has joined the Lovid-20 initiative:

“On March 16, we thought 'what's happening to us now?'. At the beginning, we were left in the dark about what was about to happen. We had fifteen events planned, including tournaments in Rome and Dubai, as well as the Eredivisie Beach Volleyball Tour in the center of ten cities. ”

Nijland did not give up. Of the fifteen events planned, nine can still take place.

“Above all, you have to see what you can do,” says Nijland. “Assume positivity and adjust your program where necessary. This event is exactly what Lovid-20 stands for and by making this link visible we radiate this together.”