The match of the hockey team Dinamo-Minsk under the auspices of UNICEF became a historic event in KHL

On 17 September, a match between the hockey teams Dinamo-Minsk and Metallurg was held in Minsk when the friends of UNICEF Evgeni Lisovets and Aleksandr Pavlovich, dressed in the UNICEF jersey, scored 3 out of 5 goals in the last minutes of the game.

The “happy” jerseys which have made the history will be sold at the charity auction at the UNICEF Black & White GALA, and the money will be used to support UNICEF programmes for children with disabilities.

On 27 April 2017 UNICEF and the hockey team Dinamo-Minsk strengthened their cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

During the 10th KHL season, the fans will not only enjoy hockey, but also will learn more about the urgent issues related to the rights of the child in Belarus through special actions, video rolls with famous hockey players and other information materials. The UNICEF area of the Minsk-Arena will include practical brochures for parents on responsible parenting. Children will find here pleasant surprises and presents.

“Through actions for adolescents, we will raise complex issues and demonstrate by our example that we can find a way out of any situation, even a very complicated one”, said Evgeni Lisovets, defender of the hockey team Dinamo-Minsk.

Aleksandr Pavlovich, forward of the hockey team Dinamo-Minsk, pointed that “Education of children is the most complex issue in the world. Many of our fans have their families. We are always very happy to see that many of them come to our matches together with their children. I hope their number will increase from now on!”

According to Rashed Mustafa Sarwar, UNICEF Representative in Belarus, UNICEF actively cooperates with sport organizations across the world in order to draw public attention to this and other topics. Its partners include the football clubs Barcelona and Manchester United; famous athletes, such as David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Novak Djokovic, and many other. “We are very happy to have new members in our family, and the hockey team Dinamo-Minsk became a partner of UNICEF in Belarus.”