December 8, 2022

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International wheelchair hockey tournament in Pisnate in memory of Claudio Carelli

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Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, the sporting event of Skorpions Varese to remember the founder and leader who passed away in 2018

With 8 teams dispatched, and the promise of three days of sport, friendship and a healthy competitive spirit, all the values ​​that Claudio Carelli was able to instill in those who shared him on the field, whether he was a teammate or an opponent. The teams that will fight will be: Hosts Scorpions Varese, The Sharks Monza – the first talent club that originated in Pesnat -, Claudio’s friends – a mixed team that gathers part of his sporting friends – Club Black Lions Venezia – the club where some athletes from the current national team play -, German champions from the Black Knights Dreieich, and the chair hockey gang Dutch Animator, Czech Jaguars Praga and Belgian The Antwerp Wheelblazers.

The event got Sponsored by the Lombardy Region, the Italian Paralympic Committee, the Italian Paralympic Federation Powerchair Sport and the Municipality of Pisnat; We thank Orgoglio Varese for the support in organizing the tournament and for donating some Varese Basket Prizes to the Solidarity Lottery, the proceeds of which will go towards supporting our sporting activities and for the exceptional maintenance of the team’s wheelchairs which will also be available to new athletes to allow them to discover the passions of Powerchair Hockey. Instead, Florence-based sports wheelchair manufacturer Free2 will be the event’s technical sponsor.

“For me it will be a doubly exciting weekend, I have been president of the Varese Scorpions since 2013 and this is the first time an international tournament of this magnitude has been held in Italy with the strongest teams in Europe. I am delighted to finally be able to embrace and personally find the many heroes of world history of Powerchair hockey who will pay tribute to Claudio by participating in this event. I can’t wait to find myself immersed in the feelings that only these men can give us. They will all be exciting games, and all teams have what it takes to achieve victory, and for this reason, I am convinced that it will be a beautiful tournament in the name of friendship, competition and fun in the memory of our captain,” he declared. Giordano Carelli The president of the Red and White Club and the father of the missing athlete.

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All meetings will be held in Municipal gym in Basnat Via Vittorio Veneto and will be broadcast on the team’s YouTube channel thanks to a collaboration with Eolo. Submission is free.