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«ORDO Group» and “Valmiera/ORDO’’ pays tribute to basketball veterans of Valmiera

17 February 2016  ·  ORDO Agency
In this year, Valmiera celebrates the 80th anniversary of basketball traditions, and in honour of this occasion basketball veterans of Valmiera - notable players, coaches and basketball fans, who have promoted development of basketball in Valmiera - were honoured in Vidzeme Olympic Centre on 12 February.
The year 1936 is considered as the infancy of basketball in Valmiera, when the first city championship took place in January.“Valmiera/ORDO’’ expressed its gratitude to veterans for their contribution in starting, maintaining and strengthening the basketball traditions, awarding Certificates of Honour and gifts from ORDO Group.  
The General Manager of Valmiera/ORDO Mārtiņš Bērziņš: “Valmiera can be proud of great basketball traditions as evidenced by the 80th anniversary of basketball in Valmiera. We have always remembered basketball veterans – the people who ensured that basketball is living in Valmiera at all, moreover, at the level as it is today.  Each of them has made own contribution in the overall development – some of them as players and coaches, some – as basketball fans. Although we celebrate and organize activities of this scale once in five years, each season we give to veterans free subscriptions to all home games and try to support and assist them also in other ways, so that also today basketball veterans can feel appreciated and belonging to the large basketball family of Valmiera”.

The awarding of veterans took place before the game of “Aldaris” Latvian Basketball League, “Valmiera/ORDO” hosting BK “Valka/Valga” team. The Chairman of Valmiera city local government Jānis Baiks awarded Certificates of Honour to veterans for their contribution in the development of basketball in Valmiera, whereas the General Manager of “Valmiera/ORDO” Mārtiņš Bērziņš presented gifts from ORDO Group.

 Photo: “Valmiera/ORDO’’ team together with basketball veterans of Valmiera. 

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