Three different sporting events will support FSCI this Sunday, 9thOctober – Sofia Marathon 2016, the Basketball Super Cup of Bulgaria and the Medtronic Global Heroes Run in Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA).
Marathon Sofia 2016 defines Balkan champions and super winners in the chain “Running as a lifestyle” – the marathon is one of the largest and most exciting sport events in the country, which again is part of the initiative “Sofia 2018 – European Capital of Sport.”
The Marathon Sofia 2016 starts at 9.30 at the National Stadium “Vasil Levski”. At 9:40 am will be the mass start and the participants of the classical marathon will be at 10.00 am, 10 minutes after them will be the start for the other disciplines.
The organizers of Marathon Sofia are the Foundation “Sofia – European Capital of Sport”, Sofia Municipality, Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, Bulgarian Federation of Athletics and the Balkan Athletic Association, and a record prize fund – 60,000 lev. The marathon supports several charities, one of which is the “House of Opportunity” Programme of FSCI within the campaign “Yellow Coins” of VIVACOM.
In the evening (6 pm) the basketball game for the Super Cup of Bulgaria between the champion Lukoil Academic and winner of the Cup of Bulgaria Rilski Sportist will take place at the Universiada Hall.
The Basketball show will enable one of the two teams to win the trophy at the start of the new season in the National Basketball League, and all money raised from the ticket sales will be donated to the cause of VIVACOM and their “Yellow Coins” campaign – FSCI’s House of Opportunity Programme.
Also on Sunday, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), in which the founder and chairman of FSCI, Chris Mould, was selected to participate as a “global hero”.
The Medtronic’s Global Heroes programme aims to celebrate and profile runners who have benefitted from medical technology. Each Global Hero represents their country and medical condition, but more importantly, they represent a return to “active life”.
Chris Mould is using this event to raise money for two causes – The Trussell Trust (the UK’s largest foodbank network), and the Bulgarian organization FSCI, which for eight years has already been helping vulnerable people to break the vicious cycle of poverty in Bulgaria, and recently also in other Balkan countries, and restore hope for a better future. Do read Chris’s inspiring story here.