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06 Jul 2017
L'UIC et l'USIC organisent un challenge sportif. La seconde édition est consacrée au badminton!
UIC attends second sports challenge (badminton championship) as part of the UIC-USIC-Médecins du Monde charity fundraising campaign
The Alumni association of Paris’ Ecole Centrale agrees to be a partner of this campaign!
(Bern, 6 July 2017) The International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Railway Sports Association (USIC) are holding their second sports challenge in Bern, Switzerland as part of the UIC-USIC-Médecins du Monde charity fundraising campaign. This event, dedicated to badminton, is being attended by around 120 participants and will take place from 5 to 9 July 2017, with the opening ceremony taking place in front of the headquarters of SBB, the Swiss Federal Railways.
Following the agreement signed between UIC and USIC at the UIC General Assembly in Rome in July 2016, a charity action has been jointly decided this year between UIC and USIC, to better reflect the values of solidarity that the railway community wishes to develop through sporting events.
During 2017, both organisations will be pooling their strengths to organise four sports challenges across Europe. The first event this year took place at the end of May in Varna, Bulgaria, where 100 participants took part in the USIC men and women’s Ten-Pin Bowling Championship.
The next events after Switzerland will be indoor football from 11 – 15 September in Brno, Czech Republic, and a World Chess Challenge on 20 November 2017 at UIC Headquarters in Paris, France. All the money collected during the USIC challenges will go directly to Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World).
Call for corporate sponsorship
UIC has already launched a call for corporate sponsorship to raise funds for Médecins du Monde and is continuing its search for other sponsorships to support the forthcoming sports events. Sponsoring one of USIC’s sports challenges will raise sponsors’ public profile while also benefiting a charitable cause.
UIC, USIC and Médecins du Monde have the pleasure to announce that the Alumni association of Paris’ Ecole Centrale has already joined this cause.
Par Patrick Muzolf