Famous Slovenians help kids make the world a better place

This Saturday, the Velenje city stadium will be full with team spirit as children from all over Slovenia will get together in the fourth Skaza’s charity Child to a Child run. By running on 400m, 750m or 2,000m trails, they will help their autistic peers under the aegis of many famous personalities. Among others, plenty of good spirit will be provided by a popular radio presenter and benefactor Miha Deželak, musicians Anabel and Trkaj, handball players of the Gorenje Velenje club and Pika Nogavička (Pippi Longstocking) club. Besides the charity and cooperation, the focus of this family event will be on sustainability and environmental concerns.

Besides going back to school, children can look forward to another special event in the first week of September. On Saturday, 7 September at 9 o’clock, Skaza’s traditional Child to a Child charity run will take place at the Velenje stadium. At the fourth event, this time under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, the children will join forces and run on 400m, 750m or 2,000m trail to help their peers. They will be running for children with autism this year, as the funds raised will be donated to the Žalec Centre for Children and Parents.

In order to make an unforgettable day for the families from all over Slovenia, the organizers provided an accompanying program with various animations and games, and moderated by a popular radio host Miha Deželak, who is also known for his charity work. Music and dance will be provided by a singer Anabel with the dancers of the M-Dance group and a rapper Trkaj, joined by drummers from the Laško Brass Band. Before the run, young runners will be warmed up by the Gorenje Velenje club handball players, an excellent Velenje athlete Nina Đorđević will be running with them and Pippi Longstocking cheering for all the runners. The event will be marked by the awarding of medals to all runners by Ana Praznik and Tinkara Fortuna, and the pleasant morning will be completed by various workshops and other activities, such as a prize draw, where participants will be able to receive special bikes assembled by employees of the Plastika Skaza company.

In line with Skaza’s mission and values, a significant emphasis will be on sustainable orientation and environmental care, as one of their goals is to generate as little waste as possible. Each runner will receive Skaza’s sustainable plate and a cup to point out this purpose, which can be used at the event. Even the event decoration will be eco-friendly as it will be made of biodegradable balloons.

As everyone in Skaza believe that we win when we help each other, the families from all over Slovenia are invited to the event as an unforgettable day of charity and fun awaits them there. The runners can apply at the Otrokotroku.si website and more information is available also at the 4th Skaza charity Child to a Child run official Facebook page of the event.

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