BCR Open Romania Charitable Efforts
by Press Release|
Globally, tennis elevates a meaningful social dimension that outreaches all competitive endeavors and goes beyond the game. Romanian tennis steps up today to be a voice with social significance that addresses the many challenges our communities face. We feel honoured and fortunate to promote a “sport for good” approach in which tennis conveys strong values that ultimately reinforce social development, inter-cultural dialogue, health, solidarity.
In 2010, BCR Open Romania reached important milestones that purposely lead our resources towards important community issues. BCR Open Romania donated its proceeds to charity and became a partner advocating for children with special health care needs.
The tennis legend Ilie Nastase and Dr. Catalin Cirstoveanu from Marie Curie Children hospital brought to our attention critical needs.
Ilie Nastase highlighted the emergency of raising financial support for the adopted daughter of former footballer Iosif Rotariu. Kassandra Rotariu suffered from osteomyelitis, a chronic inflammatory process of the bone and was in great need of costly surgical intervention. From an early age, Kassandra was a victim of child abuse, maltreatment that left severe marks on her current health condition. Rotariu family adopted the girl and they're now trying to offer her a better life.
Doctor Catalin Cirstoveanu brought forward the issue of special curative treatments for hospitalised children in his unit.
Open Romania raised awareness and addressed these problems through committing to donate its proceeds for medical treatments of Kassandra and other children in need.
We are honoured that we could in any way offer support to these matters and we are committed to extend it in the following years.