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MegaFon Runs Charity Project for Urals’ Schoolchildren

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 11, 2018. KoloBOCCEk, a unique charity project for motion impaired children supported by the telecommunications provider MegaFon, is now available in the Urals. More than seven hundred children from special-needs kindergartens will be learning to play bocce and finding out more about this world with the help of the game, MegaFon’s press service reports.

The workshops and sports competitions for motion impaired preschoolers will take place in September 2018-June 2019. Sverdlovsk Region-based part of the project gets coordinated by the Anton Shipulin Foundation, with support from MegaFon.

The goal of the game is to make sure your team’s balls get closer to the jack than the other team’s balls. Bocce improves the special-needs children’s physical condition by building on muscle tissue, reducing spasticity, and improving a child’s overall stamina and psychic state. Bocce is now officially one of the Paralympic Games as well.

‘KoloBOCCEk is a key project for this foundation: our primary mission is to make sports more easily accessible to all the locals, and children with disabilities need specially designed programs for their harmonious development even more keenly than others. Thanks to our foundation’s collaboration with the federal program MegaFon Bocce Open, this is now possible,’ says Olympic biathlon champion Anton Shipulin.
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