Most sports schools in Ukraine are in a state of neglect. They receive no funding for maintenance, and children sometimes train in conditions that threaten their health or even life. We believe in the sporting potential of our country, and the Klitschko brothers are just one example. We try to give every individual the chance to become a champion!
- 100 sports schools sent applications
- 10 mln. uah invested
- 10 sports schools repaired
Vladimir Klitschko initiated Start for Success in 2011 to modernize sports equipment, financially support athletes at international competitions, provide transportation for teams, update uniforms, and conduct masterclasses from leading athletes.
The Klitschko Foundation funds Start for Success through charitable donations and fundraisers. Since 2010, they host charity gala evenings to raise money for sports and education projects and to popularize charitable activity in Ukraine. Over 150 guests from across the world attend each gala event and participate in a charity auction. You can see how we put the money to use in our photo and video reports or by visiting renovated sports schools.
The Klitschko Foundation works to improve sports schools across Ukraine, in every region, regardless of city size.
We're really lucky that Poltava is on the list of cities with renovated sports facilities. On behalf of all our students, I'd like to thank the Klitschko Foundation for the chance to work out safely, growing strong phsyically and mentally in comfortable conditions.
- Viсtor Kolesnyk Head of Sport Projects Department
The only boxing tournament in Central and Eastern Europe in AIBA category A for youth with winners going on to glory in Europe and the world. For 18 years, the place to be for the best athletes from over 30 countries.
- 1727 sportsmen took part
- 32 countries represented
- 720 boxers got prizes