Pride of the Nation at the Olimpiyskiy

On October 5, the participants of the national veteran project "Pride of the Nation" together with the veterans of the USA and Poland held an open training session at the NSC " Olimpiyskiy ". It’s the first international event in our country, that is held as part of preparation to the "Veteran's 10" run, that will take place on Independence Square on Sunday, October 7, at 9:20 a.m. The "Veteran's 10" is a 10 kilometers race held as a part of the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2018 and The Marine Corps Marathon  in the United States.

The participants of the open practice told about the peculiarities of preparation to the competition, and also noted the importance of sports rehabilitation for veterans. In particular, the authorized representative of the President of Ukraine on rehabilitation of ATO participants Vadim Sviridenko told how important is to participate in international sports events, as well as the experience they receive from these projects. "We are trying to involve as many people as possible to the competition. For example, 300 participants will take part in "Veteran’s 10" race. It is very important to demonstrate to people who were injured during the hostilities that sport can help them to live a full life."

The national project "Pride of the Nation" is held by the National Council of the Sport Rehabilitation of Ukrainian Defenders  to unite the society, to respect the defenders of Ukraine and to give them the new opportunities to come back to peaceful life through communication, exchange of experience and joint creation of future rehab programs. This project is a symbol of unity for the sake of victory, which unites people who change themselves, change the world, change the country.

Contacts of the National Council of Sports Rehabilitation of Defenders of Ukraine:
e-mail: vetsportsua@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vetsportsua tel. +380931343785

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