On 6 October (Saturday) at 10 o’clock on “Akademik” stadium playgrounds youngsters from SOS youth homes Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo will take part in a football tournament organized by SOS Children’s villages Bulgaria with the special cooperation of the Ministry of physical education and sports.
Under the motto “I’m part of the TEAM” this event will gather representatives of the Ministry, boys and girls from the youth homes of the Association and employees of companies that permanently support the activity of SOS Children’s villages Bulgaria – UniCredit consumer financing AD, Mobiltel EAD, ZK Unika AD, Johnson Controls Electronics Bulgaria EOOD and Telerik AD.
Tournament’s unique idea is to make teams there and each team should include a representative of each company and the participating organizations. In that way it won’t be an intercompany competition but a tournament where the participants could make new friends following the principles of tolerance, equality and fair play. Each player – regardless of which company or organization he belongs – will have the opportunity to be part of a new team and will experience the emotions of the football game with new team-mates.
Krasimir Balakov, a goodwill ambassador of SOS Children’s villages Bulgaria made his comment about the initiative:”Young people should have the possibilities to show their potential by sport and especially in a game with team spirit like football. I’m glad that granters of SOS Children’s villages support the idea of the tournament and will take part together with boys and girls from the Association. I wish good luck to all the participants and pleasant emotions on the pitch!” – concluded Krasimir Balakov.
The event is supported by “Akademika 2011” which provides the pitch for the tournament and also by Quadrant Beverages AD, franchisor and bottling company for Bulgaria of PepsiCo Inc. that will ensure mineral water for the teams during the competition. The number of the goals of the winner team will be equal to the hundreds of beverages that they will get by Quadrant as an award.
The competition on 6 October is continuation of the first event like this organized by SOS Children’s villages Bulgaria on 23 June 2012 that celebrated the international day of SOS Children’s villages. Then, teams of children from both SOS youth homes Sofia and teams of UniCredit consumer financing AD and ZK Unika took part. The first competition was a great chance for youngsters from SOS to do sport actively during the tournament and during the training for it and along with it to make new social contacts.