SportAccord 'Run for a Reason' at SportAccord Convention 2014


“Run for a Reason”. SportAccord, the union both Olympic and non-Olympic International Federations celebrated the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) with a commemorative run

SportAccord invited the Antalya Volunteers Association (Antalya Gönüllüleri Dernegi) to help celebrate this historic day and be part one of the kick-off events of the SportAccord Convention.

Mr. Vlad Marinescu, SportAccord Director General welcomed the members of the Association and stated that “SportAccord chose the Antalya Volunteers Association as a partner today because of their extraordinary social work within the local community, attending to the social needs of children and youngsters in order to improve their mental and physical health.”

Before the Run, the participating children were led by Mr. Marinescu in a stretching session after having warmed up with football, volleyball and badminton fun.  

All children taking part in the festivities were presented with SportAccord gifts including mascots from the World Combat Games. The Association was presented in a donation of 100€ per participant to help support its social activities.

At the closing of the event Mr. Marinescu, reminded all present of Mr. Marius Vizer, SportAccord President’s ambition that “through years, this date shall become universal, a day dedicated to sport practices where everybody, from global to local, commits to promote social positive impact through sport, and sport will truly become a tool to build better society.”

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