More than 250 schoolchildren in grades 1 through 7 joined the twelfth edition of the Golden Shuttlecock School Badminton Tournament for the Sofia Cup. It was organized by the Bulgarian Badminton Federation and ECOPACK Bulgaria and held under the patronage of Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandukova, with the support of Devin EAD.
Resumed thanks to the financial support of ECOPACK, the largest packaging waste recovery organization in this country, this year again the competition helped promote this sport and its future development in the capital, as well as a responsible attitude towards the environment, all while giving all interested students the opportunity to take part in a sports event.
The opening ceremony was attended by Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Asen Markov who greeted the young participants with the words:
“I’d like to thank ECOPACK Bulgaria for supporting this competition. I believe such sports events help promote healthy sports habits among the young generation and encourage efforts to protect the environment. Let us all practice sports more and pollute less.”
ECOPACK Bulgaria Director Todor Bourgoudjiev noted that the chief aim of this event was to promote among children and their families not just a healthy lifestyle, but also a more responsible attitude to nature and the environment in the name of a better future for all of us. “It is our pleasure to support this competition and see so many smiling children’s faces,” Mr. Bourgoudjiev added.
The President of the Bulgarian Badminton Federation Puzant Kassabian greeted all participants and presented Todor Bourgoudjiev and other prominent promoters of this sport in Bulgaria with memorial medals and certificates on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of organized badminton in Bulgaria.