This August, Sepp Magazine sponsored a team of ten young adolescents to enjoy a unique week of sports and educational programs in Clairefontaine, the home of the French national soccer team. The funds coming from our collaboration with Yooxsoccercouture and Printemps, where we created two series of remarkable soccer sweatshirts designed by two impressive teams of brilliant designers.

During the second week of August our Sepp team gathered in Clairefontaine, under the auspices of the Paris Saint Germain Foundation. A 16-year-old project that has helped tens of thousands of young people from underprivileged neighborhoods to integrate socially and professionally. A noble mission brilliantly spearheaded by Madame Christine Le Gal since its inception.

In Clairefontaine, Sepp’s team gathered from distant parts of France, rooming together – just like professional footballers. Practicing dribbling skills; going through intensive training; competing in full matches and dining on a healthy diet ensemble before games – also like major league stars. Thanks to our fashion designer friends, our little Sepp squad enjoyed seven days in the fresh air at a secure facility under the tutelage of a team of trained professionals.

Clairefontaine is a living shrine to football, where Les Bleus prepared for the recent Euro 2016. Ultimately they lost narrowly in the final to Portugal, a team captained and driven by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who as a young man grew up in extreme poverty, his family home in a barrio on the remote Atlantic island of Madeira.

So we’d like to thank our two designer teams for making August a very special month for our young Sepp team. Without them, this rare chance to better many young peoples’ lives would not have been possible. From Yoox our international squad: Dries Van Noten, Marni, J.W.Anderson, Vika Gazinskaya, Simone Rocha, Damir Doma, Umit Benan, Nina Ricci, Peter Pilotto and Sir Paul Smith. From Printemps: AMI, Olympia Le Tan, Commune de Paris, John Galliano, Lutz Huelle and Cédric Charlier.

The motto of this sporting project in Clairefontaine is Partegeons Nos Valeurs, or Let’s Share Our Values. Which seems like a great idea to us.

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