Published: Sunday, 05.05.2013

We won 4th place at the 2013 Zagreb Adventure Festival

Two SOS Children's Village teams competed in the adventure race. The Everland team from the SOS Children's Village Lekenik won 4th place.


At the Zagreb Adventure Festival, on Sunday, May 5, 2013, a charity drive took place: an adventure race for children from children’s homes. Participating in the race were 250 children from eighteen children’s homes from all parts of Croatia (A. G. Matoš, Braća Mažuranići, I. Brlić Mažuranić, I. G. Kovačić, Izvor, Klasje, St. Joseph’s House, St. Theresa’s House, Laduč, Lipik, Maslina, Pula, Slavonski Brod, SOS Children's Village Ladimirevci, SOS Children's Village Lekenik, St. Ana Vinkovci, St. Francis Vugrovec, Vrbina).

The children’s homes were represented by eighteen teams, each with six members. The adventure race consisted of 18 different testing ranges, designed by different companies exhibiting at the ZAF. In this way, children had the opportunity to experience different extreme sports and interesting outdoor activities such as mini rafting, artificial rock climbing, ultimate Frisbee, kensei, slackline, setting up kitesurfing and caving equipment, bicycle relay and other activities. Special points were awarded for overall quality of team performance and the team spirit, thus encouraging children to cooperate and rely on each other, instead of going for individual achievement and reliance on the fastest and strongest individuals. The non-competing children also had the chance to try the wide range of activities on offer at the ZAF, and they also supported their teams and cheered them on.

1st place was won by the Children’s Home Braća Mažuranići, team Girice / 5-day Scout camp on the Zrmanja River, for 20 children and 5 counselors, donated by the Avanturist tourist agency
2nd place was won by the Children’s Home pula, team Šajeta / free entrance into the Krka National Park for the entire home, donated by NP Krka
3rd place was won by the St. Joseph’s House, team Jožeki / rafting for 6 persons on the Savinja River in Slovenia, donated by the Adventure Valley agency from Slovenia
4th place was won by the SOS Children's Village Lekenik, team Everland /a set of books What You Are… and The Shoemaking Snail, donated by the NGO Kvantna književnost.


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