The BOV Volleyball Marathon 2012 launchedTuesday, May 15, 2012, 5:52
Fund-raising activity in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza
The BOV Volleyball Marathon, the 53 hours of continuous play in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, is being held between the 28th and the 30th June 2012.
The aim of the Marathon is to collect funds for Id-Dar tal-Providenza, the Church-run home for persons with disability that offers a ‘family atmosphere’ to persons with disability who live at the Home, and provide respite services to families of persons with disability.
The Marathon was officially launched during a press conference addressed by Fr Martin Micallef, Director at Dar tal-Providenza, Michael Galea, Chief Officer Operations at Bank of Valletta, and Manuel Zammit from the Marathon Organising Committee.
Praising all the participants in the marathon, Fr Micallef said: “There are over 200 persons, players, organisers and volunteers taking part, all dedicated to make this year’s marathon a success. The funds raised through this marathon enable Dar tal-Providenza to continue to offer individual attention to its residents.”
“There are four main reasons behind the Volleyball Marathon”, continued Fr Micallef. “The main aim is to raise the much needed funds for Dar tal-Providenza. This is coupled with encouraging society to partake in voluntary work, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle through sport. Last but not least, Dar tal-Providenza uses the BOV Volleyball Marathon to send the message that persons with disability are to be treated with the utmost respect and to offer them opportunities that are everyone’s right”.
“This is the second consecutive year that Bank of Valletta has signed up as the main sponsor of the volleyball marathon in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza,” Mr Galea said. “This initiative, apart from raising funds for the Home, also encourages voluntary work and uses sport – in this case volleyball – to encourage a healthy lifestyle. This fits perfectly within Bank of Valletta’s efforts towards a better society through its extensive community programme.”
“We would like to invite the public to come over to Id-Dar tal-Providenza to witness the commitment of the athletes and volunteers and also to experience the life at the Home first hand,” Mr Zammit said. “Those who cannot make it in person can follow the progress of the marathon through various live broadcasts on local television and radio stations throughout the duration of the marathon.”
Contributions can be made by calling 51602011 for a €10 donation, 51702012 for a €15 donation and 51802012 for a €25 donation. A donation of €7 can be made by sending a blank SMS to 50618944.