Under VVO Group’s Virkeä programme, sponsorships were awarded to 50 promising athletes in 2015. A total of 220 grants have been awarded since 2012. The sponsorship grant may be awarded to a young athlete of 12–20 years of age who has shown commitment and desire to succeed in his/her sport.
In 2015, the Virkeä athletes are Lassi Etelätalo (athletics), Henry Manni (wheelchair racing), Nooralotta Neziri (athletics), Venla Paunonen (athletics), Tommi Pulli (speed skating), Mimosa Jallow (swimming) and Jenni Saarinen (figure skating). The first Virkeä team sponsorship programme was opened for applications towards the end of the review period.
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