On Sunday, September 15, 2013, the Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International hosted a ceremony for the 10 Chicago-area children that participated in the summer camp “School of Success” in Kyiv, Ukraine, sponsored by the Klitschko Brothers Foundation. The Kyiv Committee facilitated the trip to Ukraine at the summer camp for these ten children.
World champion boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko invited children from the Ukrainian Diaspora to attend their foundation’s summer camp from July 12–26, 2013 to join with Ukrainian children. The camp was attended by 150 children in total—130 from Ukraine, 10 from Kazakhstan and 10 from Chicago. The Chicago participation was a result of Kyiv Committee Chair Vera Eliashevsky and Kyiv Committee member Father Myron’s trip to Kyiv in 2012.
Vera Eliashevsky presented a Citizen Diplomacy Award to the ten children and chaperone who attended the camp.