News date: 2 June 2017
On the occasion of celebration of the International Children’s Day Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm transferred UAH 50 000 to the organization of all-Ukrainian street-football tournament for young people, Caritas Cup, which took place on June 2-3, 2017 in Kyiv.
This event gathered more than 110 participants aged 13-16 from 11 cities and towns of Ukraine and has become the biggest amateur football tournament for teenagers. The teams from Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Khmelnytskyi, Kolomyia, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Kreminna (Luhansk Region), Starobelsk, Kaminske and Melitopol participated in the tournament.
The mentioned street football tournament is a volunteer project organized by the employees of charitable fund Caritas Ukraine working with children and young people. The idea of Caritas Cup is a classical idea of what street football is considered to be in the World: the game for everyone regardless of their level of training, gender and social status. Teams welcome young boys, as well as girls, majority of whom comes from vulnerable families experiencing difficult life circumstances. For them football training is a way to set goals, train willpower, communicate with each other and become stronger.