Coventry CYM raise £576.00 for the Tarasivka Fund
On Saturday 26th March around 70 participants took part in Coventry’s CYM V CLUB Pub games challenge fundraising event for the Tarasivka toilets and shower-room.
The CYM V CLUB challenge began in Coventry 20 years ago, and continued to be a regular event on the local calendar until 2003. Participants representing oseredok Coventry CYM, and members of CYB Coventry, would compete in various games including pool, darts and table tennis for the coverted Sporting Challenge Trophy.
With the fundraising for tarasivka appeal big on every Cymivich’s mind, Druh Andriy Buniak and Danylo Barskyj decided to resurrect the event, and organised the Pub games challenge, this time opening its doors to participants nationwide, and bringing in games and modern technology to match the 21st century.
Doors opened at 3.00 and quickly people were queuing up to register and don their chosen Team CYM or Team CLUB t-shirts. Many had travelled a great distance including participants from Bradford, Bolton, Manchester, Leicester, and London, as well as the strong Coventry hromada. Everyone soon got into the spirit of the event, and the rivalry quickly began with everyone cheering on their team mates in some hotly contested pool, darts, and table tennis matches. The competitiveness continued right through the day, and was especially heated in the Nintendo Wii tennis and boxing matches!!
Participants were fuelled throughout the day with free varenyky kindly pre-pared by the wonderful women of Coventry, and reciprocated the generosity by digging deeply into their pockets buying scratch cards and selling out all the raffle tickets for the great prizes donated by Coventry City Football Club, Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey, Iwan Rewko, and CYB Coventry.
The games continued late into the evening, and soon after the children (and some of the adults) had tired from the bouncy castle and face painting the final scores were counted. Team CLUB were the eventual winners beating CYM 4-2 on the day but all rivalry was soon forgotten as everyone continued to celebrate the festivities together late into the evening.