Equalizer runs special educational soccer tournaments and clinics throughout the peripheral areas in Israel, teaching values such as mutual respect, tolerance, co-existence and more. It also focuses on creating awareness among young people to the importance of education, healthy living and prevention of violence and racism.
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The participation of the children in the activities depends solely on their behavior, efforts, presence in school and how it is presented to them. In case of racism, violence or criminality of any kind, players are suspended from the team’s activities.
One of the concepts on the soccer pitch introduced by Equalizer’s founders is the issuing of “Green cards” to players in addition to the yellow and red cards traditionally used for negative behavior on the pitch.
Unlike their counterparts, the green cards indicate a different type of behavior – that of respect and sportsmanship. If one of the participant’s helps another player, whether on his own team or the other,
he is rewarded with a green card by the referee. The more good-deeds performed by the players, the more green-cards they get. At the end, prizes are awarded to players that have accumulated the most green-cards.