Basketball participation at the Bulgarian Christmas campaign
An original jersey of Bulgarian national team captain Todor Stoykov was sold for 3000 Bulgarian levs at the auction of articles, belonging to famous people, part of the Bulgarian Christmas campaign. The auction was organized under the patronage of the President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov. It took place at the Royal 1 Hall of the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia last night.
Besides Stoykov's jersey, there was also an auction for a picture by painter Genko Karabadjakov, which Pini Gershon received as an award when he was elected Coach number 3 in Bulgaria for 2008. The picture found its new owner for the sum of 2800 leva.
The whistle of famous Bulgarian referee Artenik Arabadjian along with his jersey were sold for 500 Bulgarian leva.
It is already the sixth year in a row that President Georgi Parvanov and friends have collected money for children through the Bulgarian Christmas campaign. This year bTV, together with the Presidency, organized the auction of pictures and articles, belonging to famous people, and the money collected will help some of the children of the Bulgarian Christmas campaign.
At the event works of both past and contemporary Bulgarian masters will be offered, as they have been donated for the charitable cause. The organizers retain the secrecy of the names of some world famous authors, whose works will also be offered.
Jerseys of other famous sports people like Jordan Jovtchev, Matey Kaziyski, Dimitar Berbatov and Leo Messi also provoked the interest of collectors, as the highest price reached was 4000 leva.
The total amount collected for children of the Bulgarian Christmas campaign was 152 250 leva. It will allow covering the costs for medicines for the entire upcoming year for children with chronic renal disorders and even treatment abroad for some of them.