Youth gets helping hand from Lions Club

Lions Club to sponsor Pimpri Chinchwad youth’s trip to Vietnam for the fifth Asian Games

After TGS published the story about Shreeyash Chavan, 19, of Pimpri Chinchwad being selected for the Asian Games but that he had no money to travel, Lions Club has now come forward to help him and finance his trip.
 Shreeyash’s mother Sujata said, “After TGS publish the story, I received phone calls from Lions Club, Rahatani, Pune Lion Vasant Kokane, Lion Sameer Agarwal, Lion Prashant Gomkale, Lion Sumeet Kamthan, Lokmanya Hospital, Chinchwad operation manager Veronica Jerry, Ashok Galwad of Human Resources department and Pradeep Sapkal, who are willing to sponsor Shreeyash’s trip to Vietnam, to represent India at the Asian Beach Games 2016. Shreeyash can now concentrate on the games instead of worrying about the finances. My husband is a Tata Motors employee. We also appealed to Tata Motors for help but they refused, stating that they help workers, not workers’ children. Even the PCMC sports department failed to respond.”

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Lion Kokane said, “We support all 16 players who have been selected for the 5th Asian Beach Games 2016. We have held a press conference and appealed to sponsors to financially support the players. We are arranging air and train tickets.”

gunwanti.paraste@goldensparrow.com

Originally published on The Golden Sparrow

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