On September 9, the EANE in Kyiv hosted an inclusive children's sports holiday "New Race" - a sports tournament organized together with the NGO "Vidchuy" for children with hearing impairments.
The Foundation held the event in partnership with a team of professional teachers of the NGO “Vidchuy” – the only public organization that systematically works with children with hearing impairments and regularly accepts for rehabilitation children from different parts of Ukraine.
In total, the holiday took place in 16 sports locations, where experienced mentors interacted with the guests:
Floorball zone – Tamuz Khidir from the Ukrainian Floorball Federation
Rhythmic gymnastics zone – Liana Kopylova and Maria Modlynska
Ice Hockey Zone – Ellen and Elizabeth Alipova of HOCKEY EVOLUTION GYM
Zone of self-defense and martial arts – Honored Coach of Ukraine Roman Yakovenko
Cheerleading area – Academy Cheerleading
Petanque zone – Vasyl Leskiv from Leskiv-school
Basketball area – Basketball Club 5TEAM
Greco-Roman wrestling zone – Artur Politayev and Nikita Politayev
Arm Wrestling Zone – Denis Dubrovsky
Freestyle zone – UkrFreestyle
Table tennis area – Yana Mykhailyk, Vadym Kucheryavy and Oleksandr Cherkas from Setka Cup
The holiday for children from the Children’s Center “Vidchuy” in this sports format was held for the first time. Some invited children are at different stages of rehabilitation and some still find it difficult to communicate, hear and understand the environment. However, all the children were involved and active, with the help of parents and experienced teachers of the NGO “Vidchuy”.