For Győri Audi ETO KC, it has been always important to stand up for social responsibility and support exemplary new initiatives. Café Collis Kávéház - which operates on Káptalandomb in Győr - is the first in Győr to employ people with disabilities. At the Champions League match against Kastamonu, they will also be cheering on the team in the stands at the invitation of our club.
Café Collis opened in 2021 on Káptalandomb, and what sets it apart from other cafés in Győr is that it employs people with disabilities.
"Previously, Café Collis approached our association with the aim of appearing with flyers at our home matches at the Audi Arena Győr. Knowing the aims of the venue, we naturally said yes to the request and even invited them to one of our home matches. It is commendable that the café employs only mentally and physically challenged people under the supervision of mentors. The goal they have set themselves at Cafe Collis is very exemplary, so I commend them and wish them every success with their initiative. I am looking forward to welcoming them all to the Audi Arena Győr for Saturday's match and cheering for the team's victory." – said President Dr. Csaba Bartha.
The café is located in the heart of Győr and the cause is in OUR hearts! - says the café on its website. Café Collis (Domb Kávéház) is the new service facility of Káptalandomb. It was established by the Diocese of Győr with a dual purpose. On the one hand, it wanted to make the stay of tourists visiting the hill and the people of Győr more pleasant and comfortable. On the other hand, the church has given a helping hand to its disabled fellow citizens by creating job opportunities for them. The café is staffed by disabled employees, with the support of the restaurant managers and mentors. The café, located in the heart of the National Monument, offers a relaxing and refreshing environment. They offer Brazilian light roasted coffee, teas, artisan syrups and pastries. The constant good quality is guaranteed by Hungarian suppliers. Syrups, milk, cream and cakes from local workshops are always delivered fresh to the shop. The café is located in the Mediterranean-style courtyard of the St. László Visitor Centre, at Káptalandomb 13.
Lőrinc Szabó, a member of the Hungarian wheelchair handball team, is also part of the Café Collis team. Lőrinc got into a wheelchair as a result of an accident and initially played wheelchair basketball and later tried his hand at wheelchair handball, where he became a member of the national team. "I was playing handball in Sopron when I first came across wheelchair handball. They held a demonstration and we played a good game together, which everyone really liked, and that's how the team came together. We held training camps and participated in two international tournaments. We came home from the first one without a medal, and from the last one we came home with a bronze medal at the European Championships. Unfortunately, we were also affected by the coronavirus epidemic and no events have been organised since then. In Hungary, there are currently two cities, Szeged and Miskolc, with wheelchair handball teams, while in Budapest and, fortunately, Győr, there are also wheelchair teams in the process of being organised. I hope that a team can be started in this city as well." - said the para-athlete.
We are happy that our colleagues from Café Collis will be cheering us on this weekend and we wish them all the best for their work.