YMCA Paris will receive 1.26m from FDJ and heritage foundation

YMCA Paris will receive 1.26m from FDJ and heritage foundation

Summary:

French national lottery operator Franaise des Jeux (FDJ) made a 1.26 million euro donation to mark this year’s European Heritage days. FDJ and the French heritage foundation have joined forces to help restore a piece of Parisian history. The world’s oldest basketball court can be found at the YMCA Paris, located at 14 Rue de Trévise.

French national lottery operator Franaise des Jeux made a 1.26m donation to mark this year’s European Heritage days.

FDJ embarked on its fifth ‘Mission Patrimoine’ scheme last month to raise money for protecting and restoring heritage sites.

FDJ and the French heritage foundation have joined together to help restore a piece of Parisian history.

The world’s oldest basketball court can be found at the YMCA Paris, located at 14 Rue de Trévise.

The renovation of the YMCA site, weakened by time, and brought back to life, is a source of great pride for FDJ, our Corporate Foundation and employees.

She said that the YMCA project allowed them to combine their various societal commitments in the areas of heritage, sport and youth.

The latest incarnation of FDJ’s Mission Patrimoine was launched in August. A scratch card campaign and several loto draws raised money for a charity.

The YMCA Paris site proves that heritage can play a very useful social role, according to Célia Vérot.

The financing of heritage projects with an impact in terms of inclusion and integration is promoted by the Fondation du Patrimoine thanks to the support of FDJ and the FDJ Foundation.