05/21/15

Let's say "YES to a happy childhood" by joining the "SOS European Bike Tour 2015"!

Sofia, 21 May, 2015. - "SOS European Bike Tour 2015" is part of the program on commemorating the 25th anniversary of SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria - the organization which has been saying "YES TO A HAPPY CHILDHOOD" over 25 years. The initiative shall be carried out with the cooperation of the general sponsor - Aurubis Bulgaria and with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, represented by Deputy Minister Mr. Kalin Kamenov.

„SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria is an organization supporting children and disadvantaged youth. Besides social function SOS Bulgaria stimulates the development of sport among teenagers, which is one of the reasons the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport to support "SOS European Bike Tour 2015". Moreover, the campaign is organized by children and for children without parents, which is one example of youth activity a social effect.” said the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Kalin Kamenov

"SOS European Bike Tour 2015" has been established by two former SOS pupils, Daniel and Lyupcho, and will be given a start at 10:30 H on 30 May /Saturday/ at the Borisova Gradina park of Sofia. Both young men have been broguth up at SOS Children's Villages - one in Bulgaria, the other - in Macedonia, will each get on their bikes and embark on an incredible biking adventure through eight countries and eleven SOS Children's Villages. Last year Daniel and Lyupcho covered 1750 km in 19 days. They organized the first Balkan bking tour, led by the desire to share the stories of their lives in SOS Children's Villages and inspire a greater number of people to help and support children. This year, their aim is to attract the attention of the general public to SOS Children's Villages.

"SOS European Biking Tour 2015" shall be given a start in Sofia, Bulgaria and shall finish in Imst, Autria, where in 1949 was built the first SOS Children's Village and where the idea for providing a home and a family for a HAPPY CHILDHOOD was given a birth.

In 2015, SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria Association celebrates its 25th anniversary since being found. The organization, having aimed at providing a home full of love to each child, shall commemorate its anniversary with a series of various events and initiatives, all under the motto of "25 years saying YES to a happy childhood".

"The 25th anniversary of SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria, we commemorate this year, is a story of children, their happy childhood and upbringing. In 25 years, we have written numerous chapters to the huge book called SOS Children's Villages" – shares Plamen Stoyanov, National CEO of SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria.

"SOS European Biking Tour 2015" is continuation of part of that book, a partnership launched a year ago, together with Aurubis Bulgaria - the general sponsor of the biking tour.

"Aurubis traditionally provides support to the development of sports and young talents. I am happy that we can provide support to this wonderful initiative for a second year in a row and just make it possible to happen. The partnership with SOS Children's Villages is an important part of the social program of Aurubis Bulgaria. Together with company officials, lovers and supporters of this great sport, we are planning to participate in the the biking tour, which will be given a start next Saturday", emphasized the CEO of Aurubis Bulgaria, Tim Kurth.

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