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720 children and Skaza ran together for swimmers with Down’s syndrome

On Saturday, 30 September, Velenje hosted 2nd Skaza charity run Child to Child. Lake Velenje saw as many as 720 children under 15 this year, who ran for Delfinčki (Little Dolphins), swimmers with Down’s syndrome from Velenje Swim Club. After the registration, where each runner received their T-shirt and a bag with gifts, different workshops for children followed. The children could paint, have fun overcoming various challenges on the obstacle course, or choose face painting. Some of them will remember the charity run because they had their photo taken in a special photo corner.

Before the start, Tanja Skaza, CEO at Skaza, addressed the public and the ambassador of the run, Jure Košir, led some group activities which warmed up the children and prepared them for running. At the end of the run, the children crossed the finish line hand in hand and were awarded medals. Each pair received a sticker and stuck it on the so-called wall of solidarity. They had some pancakes and Bled cream slices produced by the company Conditus, and later enjoyed a short concert by Manca Špik.

Skaza’s charity Child to Child run ended with the proclamation of the sum of €7,200, which the company Skaza raised together with the 720 young runners, which will be used to help the members of the Little Dolphins attend the DSISO European Championship in Paris at the end of October.

The charity project was supported by the Red Ball Foundation, a foundation of the Slovenian Business Club, of which the socially responsible company Skaza is also a member. On this occasion, the project “Red Ball from town to town” symbolically gave a red ball to the city of Velenje.

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Photos: Skaza