Team Turow spends time with Less Fortunate Kids!!

Taking Pictures in Gawrosz - Picture by G. Bereziuk

Playing Basketball is an honor and a privilege. I believe many people overlook that and forget that there are less fortunate people in the world. Being able to go visit the center and see the kids puts things in perspective. We are the fortunate ones who can play a sport that we love and earn a living. When you are blessed with these abilities then I feel it is a necessity to give back to your respective community especially to the children.

The center we visited is called “Gawrosz – Prophylactic center for kids and teenagers.” They help kids from multi-child families; ones that are poor and that might be suffering from pathologic functionalities. You can see their website at: Gawrosz in Zgorzelec.

Through the years almost 1,000 kids have went through Gawrosz. Currently they have 100 or so people under their supervision and about 30 kids daily stay there ranging in ages of 3-16 years old. Every day they have special activities like sports, art, socio-therapeutic activities, cooking, education, computer activities and theater. Once a week the kids go swimming, they also visit cinemas or have field trips if the money allows it. The place works with police, psychologist and special doctors who help out the kids.

Something I would like to say to all of the Kids from Gawrosz in Polish:

Doceniam waszą siłę i odwagę. Mam nadzieję, że dobre rzeczy przydarzą się wam wszystkim.

We spent a few hours talking to the kids, playing with the kids, answer questions and giving them gifts. The joy that comes from seeing these kids smile is priceless. Everyone on the team enjoed going to Gawrosz and spending that quality time with the kids. They interacted with all of us very easily and even a few kids were learning English and they said a few words to us in English. This was a refreshing experience basketball plays an important factor in pulling people together!

Stay tuned for my Vlog video from the event, I am very happy that along with my teammates we are able to visit kids and make thier days better! Doing work in the community always means a lot, regardless which part of the world I am at.

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