Noah’s Landing, LLC
PO Box 22168, Cleveland, OH 44122 USA
CONTACT: Anita P. Kazarian
ARMENIA FORMING TEAMS TO COMPETE IN THE 2004 INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS
The 2004 International Children’s Games, a five-day celebration of
athletic competition and cultural festival taking place for the first
time in the United States this summer is looking forward to Armenia’s
In all, 3,000 children, aged 12-15, from around the world will compete
in International Olympic Committee endorsed games in Cleveland Ohio from
July 29 to August 2.
Coaches in Armenia are assembling the best athletes to compete in
tennis, table tennis, gymnastics, swimming, water polo, track & field,
soccer, baseball, volleyball and basketball. The opening ceremonies will
be held in the Cleveland Browns Football Stadium where it is hoped
Armenia will also be there to raise her flag along with other nations.
Dr. Sebouh Setrakian, of Cleveland Ohio, believes “it is of utmost
importance for Armenia to participate in these Games with qualified
competing athletes.” As a tireless contributor for Armenian cultural
preservation in NE Ohio, and a galvanizing force for this small
community, Dr. Setrakian said, “the children of Armenia cannot
participate and compete without the help of American Armenians.”
Anita Kazarian, of Noah’s Landing, arranged for donations to be
tax-deductible through a 501 (c) 3 organization. Checks made out to the
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, the organizing body for the Games,
should be mailed to PO Box 22168, Cleveland, OH 44122.
The youth of Cleveland joined forces to help make Armenia’s
participation a reality. Gregory Andonian of the Cleveland ACYOA and
Sosi Pounardjian, of the Cleveland ARS have calculated $2,000 will
sponsor one child. This will cover round-trip airfare from Armenia to
Cleveland, hotels, food, and visa for the one week.
The all-volunteer Armenia Task Force of the International Children’s
Games is asking you to donate any amount. Please mail checks to PO Box
22168, Cleveland, OH 44122. Anita Kazarian will answer any questions on
a special Hot Line 216.932.8100.