Charity and sport online: A1 and NOC Belarus launch campaign for children
Today on Olympic Day, the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus together with the Belarus telecom company, A1 have launched the country’s biggest online summer event “100 hours with A1: supporting TEAM BY!”.
The charity event will last for exactly 50 days: starting from June 23 to August 11, 2020 inclusive. Each participant will be challenged to the task of 100 hours of physical activity in 50 days participating in any of the four activities proposed- running, walking, swimming and cycling. By reaching the goal of 50,000 hours on the total campaign counter, the participants will help the Republican clinical center for palliative care for children to receive financial assistance of 50,000 Belarusian rubles from A1.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the epidemiological situation postponed the XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo to the next year so a lot of plans made by athletes and sports fans have changed. The support for the TEAM BY, the National Olympic athletes’ team, is still needed and important as crucial tournaments have been postponed for a year. At the same time, many famous Belarusian athletes have already supported the charity event.
The current Olympic team athletes to have participated in the event are: Anastasia Shkurday, the 2019 European swimming competition champion, Yevgeny Korolek, the 2020 World track cycling champion, Dmitry Dubin, the 2019 European Cup silver medalist in race walking, and Olga Mazurenok, the 2018 European marathon champion.