Sport and disability: success of the “Silone Trophy”

The “Silone Trophy” was held in Pescina last weekend, a sporting event dedicated to well-being and inclusion, organized by the CSI, the Italian Sports Center, the L’Aquila Committee, chaired by Luca Tarquini.

Great success for all the events that enlivened the days of the “Silone Trophy“During which sport was combined with culture, tourism and the territory.

“I am very pleased with the results achieved and the substantial participation in the events organized – says proudly the president of the CSI L’Aquila, Luca Tarquini -, ours was an ambitious project and, thanks also to the municipal administration of Pescina, we have achieved remarkable and unexpected results “.

On June 9, the training course for sports operators with level II disabilities was held as one of the main objectives of the Italian Sports CenterAquila Committee is represented by the training of professionals who know how to work to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities through the practice of sports.

The Saturday morning race match featured children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 13 who allowed for a full and shared interaction between healthy and disabled people, who suffer from physical or intellectual deficits. During the “Silone Trophy” the space was also given the cultural and historical value of Pescinahost city, with the traveling exhibition on Ignazio Silone “Art is a wild flower, love freedom, man, writer, intellectual.”

A key moment of growth and debate on issues related to us through sport was the “Sport and Disability” Conference which was held with the presence of a large audience who attended the greetings and speeches of many representatives. institutional and religious, experts, scholars and athletes. of international position. Finally, many participants in the “Urban Trail Fontamara” on Sunday: competitive race, valid for the provincial championship CSI L’Aquila and for the classification for the National Championship, which travels the fascinating urban path of the historic center of Pescina going to discover some of the landmarks of the area: Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Silone Museum, Borgo Vecchio, Torre Piccolomini, House-Museum “Mazzarino”, tomb of Ignazio Silone the Fountain of Silone.

“This is just the beginning for us,” says Luca Tarquini. The CSI L’Aquila has always been committed to perfecting awareness courses that aim to involve families, and therefore children, in construction projects that, as happened in Pescina, are able to combine sport and disability. Both the Marsicana event and the one held previously in L’Aquila are ambitious projects that have included important educational, cultural, competitive, sporting and inclusive events. We have other ideas for the future, but we’ll talk about them in due course. I can only say that in the near future we will also take into account the environmental and ecological component. “

In conclusion, President Luca Tarquini expresses his personal gratitude, in addition to those of the provincial CSI L’Aquila, to those who have allowed the magnificent success of the “Silone Trophy”: Dr. Guido Quintino LirisCouncilor for Budgets and Sports and sports equipment; Mirko Zauri, mayor of Pescina; Luigi Soricone, Deputy Mayor of Pescina; Antonio Odorisio, councilor for sports at Pescina City Council; SE Mons. Giovanni Massaro, bishop of the diocese of Marsi; Father Cristoforo Simula, ecclesiastical assistant CSI L’Aquila and Head of Sports, Tourism and Leisure in the Province of L’Aquila; Fr. Riziero Cerchi, Head of Sports, Tourism and Leisure of the Diocese of Marsi; Don Giovanni Vento, rector of Pescina; Dra. Tiziana Cucolo, president of the “Ignazio Silone” Study Center in Pescina; Dr. Domenico Taglieri, President of the Carispaq Foundation; Dra. Maria Gigli, full professor at the Integral Institute “Fontamara”; Dr. Michele Marchetti, CSI National Director General; cav. Carlo Rossetti, founder and honorary president of AISA Sport; Dra. Elisa Napoleoni, psychologist and psychotherapist, university professor; Dr. Andrea Fusco, journalist and sports commentator for Rai and television presenter; Dr. Alberto Ravanetti, Siap Regional Secretary – State Police; Dr. Francesca Ballati, International Euro-Designer; Alessandra De Luca, Miss Grand International Abruzzo; Pierpaolo Addesi, Paralympic National Cycling Athlete; Federico Di Felice, national paragliding champion; Dorindo Mancinelli, former national GoalBall athlete; Domenica Di Salvatore, president of Anffas; Maria Teresa Maceroni, president of Unitalsi; Vincenzo Di Cecco, provincial delegate of Coni; Thanks; Fabio Bruni, regional director of Dolomiti Energy; Avis di Pescina, Civil Protection volunteers and again Pina Tempesta, Alessia Peduzzi, Alessandra Lunadei, Arianna Golia, Massimiliano D’Addario, Filippa Odorisio, Michela Salatino, DJ Mattia Tarquini, Danilo Buongiovanni, Francesco Monacelli, Silvia Di Giustino, Claudio Palenca, Massimo D’Angeli and all participants.

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