Come On, Let’s Play! Training with Kryvtsov
Sunday, October 4, 2020
On October 3, Shakhtar Social and Parimatch Foundation held a training session for children with special needs at a ground of the Gymnasium A+ in Kyiv
Shakhtar defender Sergii Kryvtsov attended Saturday's training session - he played football with the kids, gave them gifts, had pics taken with them and signed autographs for everyone who wanted to get one.
“It’s very important for our project when leading players of Shakhtar come to visit the children. The guys like football players a lot, this is an additional bonus for them in the Come On, Let’s Play! project,” says Inna Khmyzova, Shakhtar Social Director. “That said, it’s an opportunity for us to draw attention to our training sessions, to tell people about the things we do, about inclusive sport and why it’s important.”
Training sessions for children with mental and physical disabilities are held in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv and Poltava. There are two groups of 15 children in each city and the total number of participants is 120.
“I am very glad that today, after a year, we managed to hold this open training session. We’ve seen that such a tool as sport really works,” noted Yekateryna Belorusskaya, the president of the Parimatch Foundation international charity. “At the beginning of our sessions, children often scattered and looked for help from their parents, while now we see a strong, united football team.”