A life dedicated to basketball and his kids, who were able to learn so much from him: goodbye to Roberto “Veggio” Ventura
The world of sport, in particular that of Italian basketball, mourns the death of one of the most beloved characters and who has most loved this sport over the course of his long life and career. Robert Ventura, known in the world with the nickname of “Veggio”, died last January 9, leaving in the despair an incalculable number of friends, colleagues and admirers.
I tell my boys and girls not to lose the passion. Growing up do not let yourself be influenced by anyone, be free men and women
In these few words, pronounced by “See“Long ago, one can extrapolate and understand very well the meaning of life that Roberto Ventura had grasped.
He was 66 and he is died right on the day of his 66th birthday, leaving dozens and dozens of friends, relatives, colleagues and admirers in despair.
One absolute love of life and unconditional, which has always tried to best convey to young people. His beloved young people who have been able to enjoy his companions and his teachings for many years.
Then there was the other love of his life, the one for basketball. Roberto has literally dedicated his entire life to this sport. Ever since he had just 13 years and began to bounce that orange balloon in wedges.
Roberto Ventura’s career
He had never made the leap in quality by reaching the major leagues, but Roberto gave a lot, everything to basketball.
He was a basketball coach specializing in cheer up the youth teams of different teams.
He has coached several clubs, such as Antal Pallavicini, Dlf and Stars. But it is in his Casalecchio di Reno, in the Bolognese area, which has planted its roots deeper. More precisely by training the Cvd Basket Casalecchio 1971 and the Polisportiva Masi.
Roberto was also great fan of this game. Love for the Fortitudo Bologna he was really huge, so much so that in the seventies he was one of the founders of the historic ultras group of Lions’ den.
That group, upon hearing the news of his death, decided to pay homage to him with a banner displayed during the last home game of the Bolognese team. The banner reads: “Wherever you go, have a good trip overall“.