GENOA – It will be a stellar weekend thanks to the Sports Festival, promoted by Stelle in Sport, which will be held at the Porto Antico in Genoa., from Friday to Sunday, three “stellar” days based on sport, movement, well-being and friendship. The countdown is over and the Porto Antico Sports Festival in Genoa is about to begin.
For 23 years, Stelle nel Sport has been promoting events, meetings and activities to spread the culture and the values of sport throughout Liguria. A daily commitment with sports federations and associations, schools and institutions, made under the auspices of Coni and Cip Liguria with the sponsorship and support of the Liguria region and the municipality of Genoa. Not only a showcase for all the sporting realities of Liguria, but also and above all a tool to bring young people closer to sport, promote integration and inclusion and make the “network” that significantly supports the Gigi Ghirotti Association every year.
The Festa dello Sport is the result of a whole year of work. The result of a great teamwork with Porto Antico and numerous partners, all united by a passion for sports and a desire to promote their practice and values.
The 23rd Star Gala will be held, an evening of sports and entertainment that will raise funds for the Association chaired by Prof. Henriquet. The evening will be opened by Dario Ayala and Alice Righetti, performer of sYnergiKa, a circus and acrobatic school active in Genoa since 2014. With the participation of Silvia Salis, vice president of Coni, three times awarded among the stars of her career sport, Pierre Bruno, the blue rugby team, and Vanni Oddera, the freestyle motocross world champion. Federica Brignone and the “golden sailors” Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti will take part in the video link. Also on stage is Paralympic champion Francesco Bocciardo, a great witness of Stelle in Sport in schools and with the SportAbility project. 6475 works were received from schools as part of the “Il Bello dello Sport” school competition. More than 50 institutes involved throughout Liguria: an extraordinary result. The Nicali – Iren Photographic Prize collected 364 “photos” of joy and love for sport. “The winners will be awarded on Saturday 21 (11:00 am) in Piazza delle Feste with the participation of two champions of the caliber of Paola Fraschini and Edoardo Stochino The event will also host the School Olympics with more than 500 students taking part in the activities in Piazza delle Feste.
“Participation is our strength!” emphasizes Michele Corti, creator of the project. “After the usual, careful and listening work, the stars of 2022 have been chosen by more than 150,000 votes. From the schools received 6475 works in the framework of the school competition” Il Bello dello Sport “. More than 50 institutes involved all over Liguria: an extraordinary result.The Nicali – Iren Photographic Prize collected 364 “photos” of joy and love for sport “. The winners will be awarded at the Festa dello Sport on Saturday 21 (11:00) in the Piazza delle Feste with the participation of two champions of the caliber of Paola Fraschini and Edoardo Stochino.
The School Olympics are back in synergy with Coni Liguria, with more than 500 students taking part in the activities in Piazza delle Feste. Stelle nel Sport has also supported the regional school office for the organization of the student championships, the Porto Antico Lions for the Baby Marathon and the Ficsf Liguria for the Rowing Palio. As is tradition, in the heart of the piazzale mandraccio, there will be the Area of the Stars to educate in sports with numerous disciplines proposed by qualified instructors. More than 100 performances on the Festival stage.
Numerous events, many witnesses who “go out in the field” with young people: Pierre Bruno meets rugby players on Friday (5pm), Viviana Bottaro will “teach” karate on Saturday afternoon while Francesco Flachi talks about himself on stage and then plays with the boys. Christian Puggioni will also be on the pitch on Sunday morning in the beautiful integrated football tournament.
Precious synergy also with Primazone Fiv which offers many activities to kick off the countdown to The Ocean Race while Saturday will be a special party for Jet Ski Therapy Champions who will be able to experience the emotions aboard the jet ski of seven-time world champion Fabio Incorvaia. Three stellar days also thanks to the Gymnastics Festival and Auxilium Day which will shine on Saturday afternoon in the Piazza delle Feste while on Sunday afternoon there will be a show with figure skating and sport dancing.
A winning mix of activities, events, disciplines to try and emotions to share with an important, even historic charity mission.. Funds will be raised in support of the Gigi Ghirotti Association at the Gala delle Stelle and the Festa dello Sport. Great news is the “Star Lottery” with a great MSC cruise for two people as a prize. Tickets will be available at the Stelle nella Sport / Gigi Ghirotti booth for three days.