Sponsorship and donation request 2017
Eight year in a row, Tennis club of people with disabilities „Sirius“ is organizing an International Wheelchair Tennis tournament “Sirius Open”. The tournament is a part of International Tennis Federation ITF. In 2017, more than 180 tournaments will be held all around the world, one of which we have the pleasure to organize in Zagreb. The tournament will be held from June 22nd to June 25th 2017 at the National tennis courts in Zagreb.
We expect over 60 competitors from 20 countries who will compete in several categories. Last year some of the largest Croatian media such as Jutarnji list, Večernji list, HRT, Sports Tv, Z1, Net TV, Jabuka TV and web portals Večernji.hr, Sportnet.hr, Sportski.net.hr, Tportal.hr and 24sata.hr reported and recognized the importance of the tournament.
Since we are a non-profit organization, all the funds are given to us primarily through sponsorship and donations.
You are all invited to join the project through a donation or sponsorship, which could be a good promotion for your company, through propaganda material and mass media.
We hope that you will recognize the importance of this project and contribute to the success of the tournament. Below you can find more information about the tournament.
Sirius Open 2017
International wheelchair tennis tournament
22. – 25.6.2017.
The project was launched in 2009. through the initiative of Tennis club of people with disabilities Sirius. The idea was to bring this kind of sporting event in Zagreb and Croatia. Although, this sport is more popular outside of Croatia, we are giving the chance to Croatian players to present themselves and wheelchair tennis.
Cooperation with the Institution for Professional Rehabilitation and Employment for People with Disabilities, Croatian Association of Wheelchair Tennis, Croatian Association of Paraplegics and Quadriplegics and the Centre for Education „Vinko Bek“ helps us to establish good communication and cooperation with other organizations of people with disabilities in Croatia.
We want to include many members of the association in this project so we can together raise the awareness of the needs and capabilities of people with physical disabilities.
So far, we have donated stair-climbing assistive mechanism to the Croatian Association of Paraplegic and Quadriplegics, rearranged and adapted toilet facilities and provided a ramp at the entrance into the center where the tournament is held. We also donated funds to the association „Neuron“ which helps people suffering from ALS.
Sirius Open was unofficially named as one of the three best tournaments in the world by the players. Every year we try to justify and repeat the success by providing excellent working conditions and various activities at the tournament. We decided to provide a lot of activities that will satisfy the needs and desires of participants and visitors.
Respecting the strict rules of the International Tennis Federation and the desire of players for a pleasant stay in Zagreb, every year we try to offer relaxation and socialization to competitors with dinner and music program.
If you decide to support our project you can do so by donating products/services or financial support on following account:
Teniski klub osoba s invaliditetom
We hope that this project will change the consciousness of citizens and emphasize the equality of people with disabilities in everyday life.