The World Games 2022 presented a cheque for $54,000 today to support athletes and sports in Ukraine.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, The World Games 2022 announced plans to donate $1 from every ticket and item of TWG 2022 merchandise sold since April 1 to help benefit the Ukrainian Community and Sports Movement through the Olympic Solidarity Fund.
The formal cheque presentation was made Sunday, the final day of competition, just hours before the Closing Ceremony at Birmingham’s Protective Stadium.
“Solidarity all over the world for Ukraine is so huge. It’s amazing,” Sergey Bubka, the President of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee and an Olympic gold medalist, said during the check presentation ceremony. “Thank you very much for your support, for you believing in us.
“We will never forget your support. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, and this is something very special.”
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association, organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games is held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from 34 sports and over 100 countries take part in The World Games.