On the day of our game in France, BC “Bourg” and their charitable trust Think JL started a large-scale humanitarian campaign in order to support people in Ukraine and, in particular, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, where BC "Prometey" is from.
At the press conference, dedicated to this event, the organisers of the action in particular noted that “Prometey” is a symbol of resistance and fortitude through sport. They also admitted this idea came to them right after the draw of the EuroCup.
Donations can be made both online via a web site or networking sites of BC “Bourg” and offline at the club’s games. All collected funds will be spent on the purchasing of things needed for Ukrainians: electricity generators, heaters and warm blankets, which will be sent to Ukraine in cooperation with our club. Fundraising will continue until March 1. However, in order not to postpone with a transfer of so needed in winter stuff, the first part of humanitarian aid will leave for Ukraine in the mid of January. The second part of the aid is planned to be handed over by the French on March 15, the day of our home game with “Bourg”.
“Prometey” player Illia Sydorov, at the press conference dedicated to the beginning of the action, expressed gratitude to the French on behalf of our club and all Ukrainians:
-Thank you for your attention to Ukraine, as many people in the world are starting to forget about the war still going on in Ukraine. During nine and a half months of the full-scale invasion, people have been perishing every day in Ukraine. Only yesterday, Russians launched more than 70 missiles in order to wipe out our energy infrastructure. They attempt to plunge our country into the total blackout. You are aware that winter is harsh in Ukraine, at the moment minus 5-7 degrease centigrade. People are without electricity for 16-18 hours long. Therefore, support and help are very important. Our enemy kills independent people, which just want to live in independent country, bring their children to school, just to live and enjoy their lives. They came to kill us just because we want so ordinary things. Today is a great day for our country – the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Close people of my teammates are currently defending our land – someone’s father, someone’s brother, someone’s closest friend. That’s why I want to thank you once again for drawing attention, helping the world to hear us, our call for the world to unite our efforts to stop this war.