Ukrainian team’s participation in their international start Polska Boccia 2016 is the first step to medals of 2020 Paralympics.
Let’s help them gain their first experience of competing with leading European boccia sportsmen, crucial for the new Ukrainian team.
Boccia (italian “sphere, ball”) is a Paralympic sport for people with the most severe conditions of the locomotor system. It is a sports precision game that has features of other games, like billiards, curling and bowling. Since 1984 it is a part of the Paralympic Games program.
The initial purpose of this game was rehabilitation of people with severe forms of cerebral palsy. Later players with other locomotor conditions, like myopathy or spine injury, joined the game.
Depending on their physical conditions, athletes are divided into four classes: BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4.
After a three-year break, the 3d Ukrainian boccia championship took place in Odesa on May 16-19, 2016. A total of 38 athletes took part in it, representing 8 regions: Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Kherson, Mykolaiv and Cherkasy.
According to the results of this championship a team of winners and medallists was formed in every class. These athletes will represent Ukraine in an international event POLSKA BOCCIA 2016, on October 6-10.
THEY NEED YOUR HELP
Because of an economic and political crisis in Ukraine the state budget cannot finance the participation of Ukrainian boccia team in an international competition of this year.
The total cost of participation for 8 athletes and 8 assistants is EUR 6080 or UAH 170240 (at the rate of UAH 28 per EUR). The first half of the sum, UAH 85120, needs to be collected until August 7, the rest until September 7, 2016.
We are asking for your help in saving and developing a new Ukrainian boccia team. You can make donations via UKRAINIAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION «HEART OF THE LION», founded in 2014 by leading Paralympic sportsmen of Ukraine.
DETAILS FOR WIRE TRANSFERS
JSC KREDOBANK Sakharova str. 78 Lviv, Ukraine
BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, New York , USA
KBC BANK NV, Brussels, Belgium
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE, Toronto, Canada
- Beneficiary’s bank:
- JSC KREDOBANK
- Acc: 2600401537864
Name: UKRAINIAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION «HEART OF THE LION», 6 Kharkivska Str., Lviv 79010, Ukraine