For many years Hapoel has hosted underprivileged children and children facing significant challenges at its games. The team has a special relationship with both of Jerusalem’s major hospitals, Hadassah and Shaare Zedek; the team's players and staff visit sick kids in hospital and the team hosts pediatric cancer patients at games. Hapoel Jerusalem regularly hosts children from organizations such as Shalva, Zichron Menahem, Orr Shalom and the Feuerstein Institute at games, bringing much joy to kids who struggle with illness, disability and other challenges. The feedback from these organizations is that the children get an immense lift from the love and attention showered on them at games, and the demand for tickets always exceeds supply.
This year, in our new arena, we are striving to expand this program through international sponsorship opportunities.