By Josh Bean, Special to The Tribune
BIRMINGHAM — The World Games 2022 presented a check for $54,000 today to support athletes and sports in Ukraine.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, The World Games 2022 announced plans to donate $1 from every ticket and item of TWG 2022 merchandise sold since April 1 to help benefit the Ukrainian Community and Sports Movement through the Olympic Solidarity Fund.
The formal check presentation was made Sunday, the final day of competition, just hours before the Closing Ceremony at Birmingham’s Protective Stadium.
“Solidarity all over the world for Ukraine is so huge. It’s amazing,” Sergey Bubka, the President of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee and an Olympic gold medalist, said during the check presentation ceremony. “Thank you very much for your support, for you believing in us.
“We will never forget your support. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, and this is something very special.”