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Tatarstan Mufti played hockey with children

Kazan, February, 16, 2022

Last night Kazan hosted a charity match “Hockey for Everyone” for children with motor disabilities, Islam.ru website reports. The match was organized at the Tatneft Arena by the Night Hockey League of the Republic of Tatarstan and the “Even if” event-agency between the two teams “Meteor” and “Vympel”.

Every young player was accompanied on the ice by a “navigator”, who was responsible for his movement. Teams of children with disabilities from Nizhnekamsk and Kazan took part in the Hockey for Everyone match.

On the ice, the guys moving in wheelchairs were assisted by hockey players from “Ak Bars” and the Night Hockey League. Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil-hazrat Samigullin, mayor of Kazan city Ilsur Metshin, rector of the Holy Spirit Temple Alexy Chubakov, general manager of hockey club “Ak Bars” Marat Valiullin and others took part in the charity match as well. Parents of the young players supported their kids from the benches. The match lasted 45 minutes, two periods of 20 minutes.

Kamil-hazrat played the match in tandem with Amir Fatkhlislamov, a ward of the Zakat Charitable Fund of Muslim Religious Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan, which provided a wheelchair for the young boy. The boy has cerebral palsy. He is 14 years old and attends the “Hayat” center of the fund, where he learns the basics of Islam and the life skills. Amir’s parents expressed their gratitude to the mufti of the republic, the employees of the Zakat Fund and the organizers of sledge hockey.

This initiative has been implemented since 2018. Since that time more than 100 children took part in the competition. In 2019, “Hockey for Everyone” was awarded the “Event Breakthrough” award in Nizhny Novgorod and became the winner in the “Best Social Initiative” nomination.

 

 

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