June 04, 2013

Jovic winner of "Trojka iz bloka" Cikago


On Saturday, June 1st, 2013, an international fundraiser was born when Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Chicago organized a charity 3-point tournament on the same day as Serbs for Serbs from Belgrade, Serbia. The tournament, TROJKA IZ BLOKA, is a charity 3-point shooting contest intended to bring in lots of young people to participate in a sporting event while raising money and awareness for impoverished families in Serbia. The tournament this year had a specific goal to raise money for building bathrooms for 10 families in Serbia, which will allow more than 40 children to take a bath in a bathtub like all other children do.

 

Our event Trojka Iz Bloka-Cikago, held at Veteran’s Park in Lyons Illinois, was a huge success. Together, we were able to raise $6,903 in donations from sponsors and participants!! This was our first time organizing such an event and everything went as well as possible. Considering it was raining for 3 days prior to the tournament, we were blessed with no rain, BUT the wind was another story.

The park was a great setting for our tournament. There were four courts, plenty of room and parking and a great childrens play area for the little kids who were too young to participate. Our youngest competitors were 9 years old, and our oldest was 74! And yes, he made 4 three-pointers.

In addition to all of our wonderful participants and donors, we had a couple of special guests join us. Tony Brown, from the Dallas Mavericks came out to show some support as well as Dusan Nedic, from the Chicago Bulls Academy, also a former player for KK Crvena Zvezda. Both of our guests had fun and chatted with our participants and donors.

The tournament was played with a qualifying round, and then quarter-finals, semi-finals and then four finalists in the Final Round. The winner of the Trojka Iz Bloka-Cikago was Petar Jovic. Second place runner up was Pavle Cosic, third place went to Stefan Radunovic and fourth place to Zoran Kaplarevic.

We would like to thank everyone who was able to attend and participate in our first tournament. We would also like to especially thank all of our sponsor who helped make this event such a success: Pro Star Freight Systems, Woodland Transport, Eurodex Components, Marko Transport, ADR Custom Builders, Beograd Café, International Carrier Enterprises, Topaz Café, White City Logistics, Dani’s Deli, Lady Bug Cafe and Accolade Design.

We hope to see everyone out again next year!

 

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS

www.serbsforserbs.org

www.facebook.com/serbsforserbs

 

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