PAOK knows. PAOK fans know. Ivan Savvides knows. They know what it's like being in the position of little Daniel who was eager to wear his bran new football shoes. How does it feel to be next to people who made their dreams come true, starting with a disadvantage maybe, like many of the children at the PAOK sports center in Nea Mesimvria.
The day after the game against Panathinaikos, the feeling would be pleasant at the training center. No time to relax as the game against Panthrakikos follows, but while PAOK players were relaxing they had a guest star visit. The greatest guest star ever, twelve children brought up in Greece. Twelve refugee children, whose parents fled their homelands seeking a better future.
Each of the twelve children might end up in a different country and build a future away from sports f. All, however, will remember this day. Boarded the bus with their parents, were found in the locker room in Nea Mesimvria, wore the PAOK jersey, their new running shoes and rushed out to the pitch. Each of the children, found his own idol to attach too. Others played with Giorgos Tzavellas, others stared in amazement Gary Rodriguez and others were forming small groups and had the fan of their life.
Each different entity within PAOK knows what to do and does it. PAOK taken action in favor of refugees through the European SPIN project, and organized a day of memories for the refugee children. Each child will follow a path, but every child will be running in the neighborhood with the shoes got as a gift, will wear them in pride, keep the PAOK jersey in his closet and always will keep in his heart what he lived. They say that a picture worth a thousand words; the photo album that follows has an article of 3.000 words. History is written through each victory. And usually the most important moments in history is written through victories that just give three points!