September 22, 2016

Trojka iz bloka tournament held in Eastern Sarajevo

Eastern Sarajevo was the location of the season closing Trojka Iz Bloka 3-point Charity Tournament. The caravan of sport, entertainment and humanitarian aid which for 5 long years has been fighting poverty through basketball arrived at the Slavija Hall of Sports. 118 competitors fought for the coveted Trojka Iz Bloka trophy while good people in the packed bleachers cheered them on. 1,159KM where collected from the visitors and competitors alike. Proud sponsors and donors also supported the event with 1,870KM in donations, totaling 3,029KM collected for the Krakic family from Eastern Sarajevo.

Not only did we help raise money for the family, we showed them they were not alone. The youngest Krakic, little Lazar, opened the tournament in his town with the first shot. He was greeted with great applause from the packed hall. This is the greatest victory of this tournament!

While the large Serbs for Serbs and Trojka Iz Bloka flags waived in the background, Milos Simovic greeted and introduced the public to the organization and tournament and the work that is supported by all who were attending the tournament. Dalibor Trapara, one of the local organizers of the event also took a moment to thank all the visitors, competitors and sponsors who helped make this event in Eastern Sarajevo possible.

Members of local municipality, Miroslav Lucic of the City of Eastern Sarajevo, Miljan Damjanovic of the County of Eastern Ilidza and Ljubisa Cosic of the Eastern New Sarajevo County also greeted the public and thanked the organizers of the event. The first competitors to get the tournament started were members of the Youth Basketball Club Slavija, who were also great supports of the vent.

A great working relationship with the basketball clubs of Republica Srpska is the result of the support given to us by the Basketball Federation of Republika Srpska who were once again a technical supporter of the tournament. Proud sponsors of the event were the Municipality of Eastern New Sarajevo 500KM, The City of Eastern Sarajevo, Municipality of Eastern Ilidza, Bet House Sport Plus with 200KMeach, Café Kontra, Café Dublin and Kafe Elegant each with 100KM.

Proud donors of the tournament were Marinko Bozovic with 200KM, Sinisa Papz, Café Carpe Diem, Café Euro with 50KMeach, Aleksandar Tepavcevic with 30 KM, Bojan Pavlovic and Café Resume with 20KM each. Technical support was received from Hotel Beograd, Mis, Grill Wagon, Café Public, Fast Food Garfield and the Cultural Center Eastern New Sarajevo. Thank you to all who contributed. Thanks to support such as this, the tournament Trojka Iz Bloka is ever expanding in Republika Srpska.

There was also special performances by the Karate Club Slavija and the Judo Club Randori Red Star. There were also dance performances by the girls from the Dance Troupe Masters all while Top Hits were being spun by DJ Vuk Ceho. We were also granted the pleasure of having as our guests the members of the Fight Club Vestina Cobra.

The award for the best 3-point shooter and Gold medal in Eastern Sarajevo went to Boris Vuletic while the Silver medal went to Mileta Stasic. To complete the top 3, the Bronze medal was awarded to Darko Risticevic. These three battled like lions for their awards and now have the honor of holding their titles until next year. With this last tournament in Eastern Sarajevo, the Trojka Iz Bloka is complete for the season in Republika Srpska. We are counting on next years tournaments the be even better. We always have lots of people asking to volunteer and help the mission of Trojka Iz Bloka. We are bringing back smiles to the faces of disadvantaged children, CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!!

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