FanSided is proud to announce a new partnership between our Why We Play initiative and Yoocan! Our goal is to help share more inspiring stories of the power of sports.
Since July 2021, Why We Play has been FanSided’s home for stories about the power of sports: they bring us together, help us overcome obstacles, and make positive change that reaches everyone. We have used this platform to help champion the mission of inclusion and accessibility and we’re excited to announce a new partnership to that end. Starting Feb. 1, 2023, Why We Play will begin sharing stories from Yoocan — a global collaborative community where people with disabilities share experiences and knowledge — so that no one feels alone.
Through their website, Yoocan allows people from around the world to share stories, tips, and product recommendations, all of which are searchable and accessible for anyone looking for first-hand information about thriving with a disability. Yoocan was founded in 2015 by Moshe Gaon his brother Yoav Gaon and their partner Dror Kalisky. Yoav’s son Erez, was born in 2008 with a rare disease and complex cognitive and physical disabilities. In Moshe’s words: “This was the beginning of an emotionally challenging journey for our family. It brought us together in many ways, but it was hard as we needed to adjust to a new way of living. Like Erez, there are over 1 billion people in the world living with some kind of cognitive or physical disability, striving to live a better, inclusive life, and fulfill their dreams. There are solutions and opportunities around the world that can help, so no one feels alone in their search for relevant advice and a more inclusive life. That is why we created Yoocan!”
Stories from Yoocan involving athletes and sports will be shared on FanSided’s Why We Play category weekly, helping celebrate those who are overcoming obstacles in their own lives and sharing the lessons they’ve learned with a wider audience. You can learn more at Yoocanfind.com! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sign-up for their email newsletter to stay in touch. Why We Play features stories about the power of sports to bring us together, overcome obstacles, make positive change and reach everyone. Read more here.