Evgeni Ivanov, Metodi Ananiev, Nikolay Nikolov and beach volleyball champions Simona Nikolova and Yoana Nikolova mentored the players
The fourth beach volley tournament by Holiday Heroes welcomed 21 representative teams of socially responsible companies. As the tradition goes, the tournament was kindly hosted at SportVolley’s courts in the town of Bozhurishte, and took place with the special support of Mr. Dobromir Lazarov. All our heroes were once again united by their common goal to ensure food on the table for thousands of families in need at Christmas this year through Sport with a Mission.
This charity tournament for companies saw Right Rental’s team take the lead. They became the champions after a challenging final game against Vivacom. ‘We have been part of this for four years already. In the first year we finished fourth, then we upgraded to the third place, last year we took home the silver, and now we have the champions’ cup. Next year we will be defending our title’, said the winners’ team captain Evgeni Momchilov. The bronze went to VMware, while Visteon ranked fourth. The winners were also rewarded with STR8 cosmetic sets and got special prizes by Boliarka as well. Other participants in the tournament were teams of Advanced Nutrients, Nestle, Vayant, DB Schenker, PPD Bulgaria, Fadata, Bright Marketing Research, Sofiyska Voda, In Time, Lidl, BBDO Group и KPMG. They all got gifts by Wash&Go, Denim, Carroten. The funds raised in competition entry fees will be used in the Christmas 2017 campaign.
’The level of the tournament has been going up each year and we see more and more teams. Some of the participants are playing very professionally’, commented one of the most devoted Holiday Heroes who was also a mentor in the tournament – former professional volleyballer Evgeni Ivanov. Another professional player and national volley team member, Metodi Ananiev, was with us once more to give the players tactical tips and tricks. There were also first-time mentors helping Holiday Heroes – national team player Nikolay Nikolov and beach volley champs Simona Nikolova and Yoana Nikolova. ‘I am happy to be part of this tournament. It can’t be otherwise, when the goal is to help people in need. Besides, we are having a wonderful celebration of sport today’, emotionally added Nicky Nikolov.
The charity beach volley tournament for companies is part of the Sport with a Mission series organized by Holiday Heroes. The event was held with the kind support of our friends from Right Rental and Office 1 Superstore. Tasty treats and refreshing beverages for the players were available thanks to Lidl, Leo’s pizza, Balkan Lactima, Pepsi, Boliarka. Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the dedicated help!
The event was also possible due to the strong support of our media partners BGvolley.com, Novini.bg, Sportal.bg, HiL!fe.