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The II international tournament “Cup in Memory of Borys Klimchuk” was held in Lutsk.

Competitions on mini-football among journalists of Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania took place in the hall of the Youth Sports School in Lutsk on April 9. Since the tournament was dedicated to the memory of respected Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine and a longstanding Chairman of the Regional State Administration and the Deputy of the Regional Rouncil Borys Klimchuk, it was the open competition. Thus it also involved teams of deputies and officials of Lutsk City Council and volunteers from the  “Volyn-2014” Charity Fund.

Although in such cases they say that the friendship has won on the court there was a bitter struggle without any exclusions. Particularly unlucky was the previous year winner team, the team of media professionals of Volyn, which represented Ukraine. The ball four times hit the post, but didn’t hit the gate in significant matches! In the end, our mass-media took the 5th place. In addition to diplomas and prizes, they received a special prize “Za Volyu do Peremogy” (“For Will to Victory”), which had been introduced by the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine. Lutsk deputies and officials of structural subdivisions of the City Council were placed just above them. And the captain of the team, the head of Physical Culture and Sports Committee Yuriy Volynets, received the status of best goalkeeper of the tournament.

Lithuanian team “Pressas” took the third place and were awarded with a set of bronze medals. Journalists from the Republic of Lithuania, where Borys Klimchuk was working as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador for several years, as well as other prize-winners of competitions received an additional unique present from Vitalii Kvartsyanyi, the President and Chief Coach of FC “Volyn”, that was the soccer ball with autographs of Vitalii and team players of the Ukrainian Premier League. A real sensation created the volunteers, headed by the responsible official of the “Volyn-2014” Charity Fund Igor Leshchenko. They not only became the silver medal winners, but also were awarded in the nomination of the best “goalfighter”: the Press Secretary Yaroslav Kukharenko became the best goal-scorer of  “The Cup devoted to the memory of Borys Klimchuk” as he scored 5 goals . The winers of this international tournament were the Belarusian players of the Minsk club “Golf Stream” and their result was three victories and one draw.

After the solemn process of closing the competition, which was attended by Borys Klimchuk’s eldest daughter Julia Trotz and his grandson Artem, the Chairman of the Public Organization “Forum of Ukrainian  Journalists” Volodymyr Danylyuk along with the team captains Sahowalk Artem (Belarus) and Herius Kesminas (Lithuania) visited the village of Volya-Lubytivska of Kovel’ district. There at the village cemetery the memory of Borys Klimchuk was honored. It is worth pointing out that a tournament was held at the initiative of the Public Organization “Forum of Ukrainian Journalists”, the “Sports Association of Media Workers of Volyn” and organizational assistance of the family of Borys Klimchuk, regional Council, Committee of Physical Culture and Sports of Lutsk city Council, Family and Youth Affairs Department of Regional State Administration and support of PJSC “Lutsksantechmontazh №536”, “Volyn-2014” Charity Foundation , “Chervona Kalyna” and “Zabiyaka” trademarks, “Nash kraii” supermarket chain, LLC “Polymer”, LLC “Agrotechservice”, Volyn Regional Directorate of the National Broadcasting company of Ukraine, the number of institutions and organizations of the region.


In the photo are the participants and organizers of the tournament “Cup in memory of Borys Klimchuk” .



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