Oldenburger|Fritom is a business partner of FC Emmen and has been a proud sponsor of this football club for many years. We have the joint ambition to provide a structural contribution to corporate social responsibility in the south-eastern part of the province of Drenthe. This is why Oldenburger|Fritom is also a partner of the FC Emmen Naoberschap foundation. With this initiative, the club wants to make a positive contribution to the local community.
FC Emmen was founded in 1925. It is the only professional football club in the province of Drenthe, with stadium ‘De Oude Meerdijk’ as its home base. On May 20th, 2018 the football club was promoted to the premier league of the Netherlands for the very first time. The FC Emmen Naoberschap foundation was founded during that same year. The football club wants to connect the regional community with the help of this foundation.
Several social projects have been initiated by the FC Emmen Naoberschap foundation, like activities for the elderly and stimulating the participation in sports for people with disabilities. Next to this the project FC Emmen Streetleague was started, where young people receive football training on neighborhood squares and can follow workshops.
The foundation also helps people who have a distance to the labor market. For this reason the foundation works side-by-side with the Dutch unemployment agency UWV and USG-restart. Our partnership with the FC Emmen Naoberschap foundation already brought us a new colleague. Working at Oldenburger|Fritom gave him the chance of a future to look forward to.
After three seasons in the premier league of the Netherlands, FC Emmen was relegated back to the ‘Eerste Divisie’ in May 2021. This is the second-highest tier of Dutch football. As a loyal business partner, we extended our partnership with the club at the time of relegation. In addition, in the 2021-22 season we connected our company name to the VIP room of the club: the Oldenburger|Fritom Lounge. This business area in stadium ‘De Oude Meerdijk’ has the most exclusive character. Here, among others, the regional business community is offered a friendly atmosphere for doing business and networking.