'Scugnizzi a vela' for'Mini-Universiade'

Monday from Acton dock to Gulf of Salerno

(ANSA) - Naples, June 23 - Getting youths from city outskirts and minors enrolled in social recovery and training programs involved in sports and its values is the aim of the 'Summer Mini-Universiade'. The initiative is part of a wider cultural program by the Campania regional government that will flank the Naples Universiade 2019 and will kick off with the 'Scugnizzi a Vela' ('Youth Sailing') regatta.
    The boats will leave from Naples' Acton dock on Monday and go to the Manfredi pier in the Gulf of Salerno. Dozens of youths will get onboard the sailing school vessel 'Bliss', which was seized by the authorities after the crime of clandestine migration was committed using it and was entrusted to the juvenile justice system for the integration program 'I Mestieri del Mare' ('Sea Trades') 'Scugnizzi a Vela', in which youths from the Nisida juvenile centre and the L'Aquilotto, Germoglio, Girasole, and Traguardo community lodgings will take part.
    It was organised by the association by the same name in collaboration with the Navy, the Juvenile Justice Centre of Campania, the port authorities, the Naples town council, and metropolitan authorities. With the Scugnizzi regatta, other initiatives from the parishes involved in the 'Mini-Universiade' will also kick off. The parishes are: Sacro Cuore di Barra e di San Giuseppe and Madonna di Lourdes di San Giovanni a Teduccio in Rione Villa, Santa Margherita and San Nicola del Pumpulo in Salerno, Maria SS del Carmine in Caserta, and San Giovanni Bosco in Rione degli Aranci.
    The activities will include basketball, table tennis, water games, beach volleyball, street basketball, archery, and dodgeball.
    In every parish there will be screens and projectors to watch the competitions live and for the Universiade awards ceremony. The 'Mini-Universiade' is not only a program of events: through the initiative, the Campania regional government has created and restored sports facilities in the districts involved, including multiuse playing fields.
    Collaboration will be started with the local health authority and the regional schools directorate to promote healthy lifestyles among the young.