The children who live at “Casa Sf. Ioan”, a family-type residential centre belonging to the Bucharest-based Caritas Association, benefitted last week-end from a “special sports event” at the GM Tennis club, a club founded by former professional tennis player Gabi Moraru. For several hours, the 40 children with ages ranging from 4 to 18 years of age were initiated in the secrets of the most fashionable sport in Romania – tennis – by the club’s team of coaches, under the guidance of Cristian Rosca. The action was coordinated by the volunteers of New Kopel Group, one of the most important players on the Romanian auto market, and was part of their June 1 Children’s Day project.
On Sunday morning, the team of volunteers from the New Kopel auto group took the children from “Casa Sf. Ioan”in their cars in order to set off on a 12-hour sports adventure dedicated to “Children’s Month.” Very well organized, the GM Tennis coaches divided the children based on age groups and for several hours initiated them in the secrets of tennis, one of the most noble sports. The New Kopel volunteers also took care of the children’s morale: they cheered them on and spoiled them with fruits and candy. At the end every child received a “Diploma of Dutifulness,” “in recognition of the qualities of good children.”
“For us it is a privilege to be able to bring another drop of happiness in the souls of these children, during a month that has special meaning for them but also for us adults. I am glad the team I lead in Romania is so receptive to all actions that entail support for children in difficulty because this means we work as a big family,” New Kopel Group CEO Hezi Shayb stated.
Sunday’s sports adventure was the second stage of the project that New Kopel Group has dedicated this June for children in difficulty.
Early this week, the New Kopel Group team of volunteers invited at “Casa Sf. Ioan” a team of dental surgeons from the DaVinci Dental Clinic. The team of dental surgeons explained to children the importance of oral hygiene and how one who lacks the time can act to maintain one’s teeth healthy. They also offered to the children the “tools” necessary for healthy teeth.
The Children’s Month project that New Kopel Group has dedicated to children from “Casa Sf. Ioan”was implemented in partnership with DaVinci Dental Clinic and GM Tennis.
The DaVinci Dental Clinic benefits from the support of the DaVinci Dental Studios from California and from the expertise of the best dental surgeons and technicians in Romania.
GM Tennis is the tennis club founded in 2013 by former professional tennis player Gabi Moraru, the former coach of Irina Begu (30th WTA). Alongside his partner Bogdan Gauzin, Gabi Moraru planned to develop the club and to transform it into an Academy based on the model used in the United States of America, a team of six professional coaches being involved in this project.