First Grant in the Polish Olympic Hopes Program Awarded

The Stanisław Marusarz Sports Champions School Complex in Zakopane received first financial grant awarded in the Polish Olympic Hopes program.

On Saturday, 31th May, the celebration of admitting the grant took place during the "Train with the Champion" picnic organised by the school. The event was honored with the presence of the representatives of the program's partners: Andrzej Kraśnicki (POC), Marek Kapuściński (P&G), Monika Bierwagen (Grey Group), Ireneusz Kutyła (POC) Włodzimierz Kleniewski (POF). Moreover, Justyna Kowalczyk, Konrad Niedźwiedzki and Katarzyna Woźniak, Olimpians who graduated from the School in Zakopane attended the picnic as well.

Thanks to the Polish Olympic Hopes program, originated in autumn 2013, the school in Zakopane has increased its budged by more than 320 thousand Polish zlotys. Received funds will be dedicated for purchasing sport equipment and financing seven specialised sport camps. The organisers of the program qualified the Stanislaw Marusarz School for the 2014/2015 grant.

"I am extremely satisfied to have obtained support from the Polish Olympic Hopes program. This grant will allow us to improve the sport level of our school and, hopefully, to bring up even more champions and Olympians in our school", said Barbara Sobańska, Headmaster of the Stanisław Marusarz Sports Champions School Complex in Zakopane.

The aim of the Polish Olympic Hopes program, whose partners are: Polish Olympic Committee, Polsat Television, Procter & Gamble and Grey Group (WPP), is to support children and teenagers who train Olympic sports as well as to promote physical activity of handicapped children. This support is admitted in the form of financial grants to sport organisations and associations, sport schools, non-governmental organisations and other entities organizing sports classes and activities for children, both healthy and handicapped.

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