American Snowboarders in Kyrgyzstan for Sports Camp for Children from Orphanages

U.S. Olympic Snowboarders Faye Gulini and Justin Reiter will spend an unforgettable week February 15-22 with children from Kyrgyz orphanages to introduce them to the fascinating world of snowboarding.  These sports camps will be implemented by the Public Fund Protecting the Right of Orphans with the financial support of the U.S. Embassy.

The American guests and local snowboard instructors will lead classes in snowboarding for 55 children from orphanages in Chui and Issyk-Kul Oblasts, Bishkek, and Karakol. The children will also participate in competitions and races, and the most active will receive prizes and gifts.

The opening event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on February 16 at Chunkurchak Ski Report.  It will include a press conference and a snowboarding demonstration by the American sports stars that will be open to the public.  Following the demonstration, Gulini and Reiter will work with the children for the next two days, then move to Karakol for a second snowboard camp February 19- 20 at the Karakol ski base.

Snowboarding is one of the most popular youth winter sports today.  This program will introduce children to a fun and healthy activity that has become a passion for young people around the world.  If you enjoy winter sports or just want to learn more about this active and healthy lifestyle, please join our activities and our group on Facebook to follow the news and meet others who share your interests: /

Media representatives interested in covering the opening event should contact the Embassy Media Assistant Turat Makenbaev at phone number 0770 770299, or email  Transportation for journalists to and from Chunkurchak and Karakol will be provided by the U.S. Embassy.