MFG Supports Para Kids Foundation’s sports for every child initiative
04.06.2019

On June 2nd, 2019 MFG took part in ParaKid’s integrated sports festival – For Every Child. The event took place at the open athletic track at the Vasil Levski National Stadium.

Volunteers from the company were on the field as early as 09:00 h to help organisers put up the tents, arrange the desks and set up a place where participants could register for the event.  They also helped outline the separate sports zones. At 10:00 h sharp participants began to arrive – kids with or without any disabilities, representatives of various sports clubs, including karate and volleyball, roller skaters and scooter riders, volunteers, friends of ParaKids… They joined different relay games, a mini-volleyball tournament, disk throwing, yoga and gymnastics for children, a race featuring disabled children using special equipment, where MFG’s volunteers helped assemble and move the equipment. The warm sunshine additionally improved mood on the field, as the afternoon rain waited until the games were over.

Our partners from the ParaKids foundation had prepared many interesting sports games, circus and acrobatic tricks, other fun activities and a tasty snack for everyone. In the end of the tourney, all participants received prizes – children got certificates and medals for their participation.
The main goal of ParaKids’ social business is to secure special equipment and methodology for adapted sports, where disabled children could have access to various sports activities and exercise everyday together with their peers in the swimming pools, on the tracks, at the stadium or outdoors. In other words – including disabled children in various sports activities and life in general.

“Amid today’s rapid technological progress and digitalization, more and more children and young people spend a lot of time sitting and lose their healthy relationship with the world around them. Sports and its proved beneficial effect on human health are only part of the benefits children can take advantage of. By moving and playing with their friends, children learn to respect each other, be tolerant, help each other, be perseverant and many other positive character features,” commented Boyana and Daniela from ParaKids.

The June 2nd festival was held with the support of MFG and the National Sports Academy.