On Saturday in Rostov-on-Don, in partnership with the charity project of the betting company BetBoom «Accessible Sports from Childhood», a football tournament on electric wheelchairs «Forward to the Dream» was held. The event was attended by teams from Rostov, Makhachkala and Vladikavkaz.
Igor Sidorenko, founder of the Don Hawks section and father of team captain Timofey, said: «For a long time in Russia there were no football sections on electric wheelchairs. However, we have ensured that it appeared in Rostov. They decided to call it «Don hawks». There are currently eight students in the section. However, unfortunately, electric wheelchair football has not yet been recognized as an official sport. But, thanks to the tournament that BetBoom helped us organize, local deputies noticed us and promised to help us enter our sport into the official register. For us, this is a real victory!»
BetBoom regularly supports young sports fans as part of the Accessible Sports from Childhood charity project. The event was held for the 31st time. During the existence of the project, the bookmaker has supported schools in more than 15 Russian cities. The standard set of equipment provided by BetBoom includes balls, mats, hoops, jump ropes and basketball hoops. But this time, the bookmakers donated two sets of tracksuits, winter jackets, football jerseys, shirt-fronts, training cones, organized trips for tournament players from other regions, and even rented a venue for the event. BetBoom invited FC Rostov players to the event, held autograph sessions with fans and presented prizes to tournament participants.
Mikhail Danshin, PR Director at BetBoom, added: «Our charity project is called «Accessible Sports from Childhood» for a reason – sports should be accessible to all children. That is why we decided to help the guys to hold the tournament. Many spectators came, including the players of FC Rostov, whose partner is BetBoom. We are very glad that we were able to arrange a real football holiday for the guys.»
You can leave an application for participation in the project on the website https://charity.betboom.ru/. To do this, you need to indicate your city and attach a photo of your sports equipment. Most often, the bookmaker helps secondary schools, but sometimes makes exceptions.
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