Two legends in one picture. Ajax-player Klaas Jan Huntelaar, already a (football) life-long legend as scoring machine, and Basten Overkemping (11) of sv Grol, future legend.
Basten, named after Marco van Basten, is member of the G-team of sv Grol/Longa that takes part in the Special Olympics Achterhoek, a large scale sports event for sports people with a mental disability. The largest amount of players of this event, over 400, will play football at sports park Den Elshof on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9.
This includes Basten, who is really looking forward to this. Basten was chosen as one of three standard bearers during the whole of the promotion campaign for the biggest sports event the Achterhoek ever facilitated. Basten fulfilled this role with verve.
Besides being proud ‘Achterhoekers’, Klaas Jan and Basten also have another thing in common after next weekend. Both can say that they took part in a big sports event at sports park Den Elshof in Groenlo. Klaas Jan years ago with De Graafschap in the Marveld Tournament and Basten in the Special Olympics Achterhoek. Basten and team players: we wish you good luck and lots of fun!