Florence, 15 to 22 July 2016

The Cultural Association Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini actively supports the sporting event "TRISOME GAMES 2016", the first edition of World Games dedicated exclusively to athletes with Down syndrome, by programming many activities even to create a network of solidarity with other organizations and institutions located on the territory.

Florence, 15 to 22 July 2016, hosts the Trisome Games that are organized by the Italian Federation of Sports Intellectual Disabilities Relational and the Italian Paralympics Committee, under the direction of the President of the Organizing Committee Alessio Focardi, President of CIP Tuscany Massimo Porciani and Leonardo Sorelli.

900 athletes and coaches from 34 countries on five continents, intend to compete in nine disciplines such as athletics, swimming, synchronized swimming, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, futsal, judo, tennis, and table tennis.

Nicole Orlando is the testimonial of the event which has the patronage of the Vatican, the European Parliament of Tuscany Region and the City of Florence.

The Association Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini this year is dedicating to TRISOME GAMES 2016 the event "HAPPY BIRTHDAY PINOCCHIO" - which is scheduled July 7, 2016 to celebrate "Pinocchio who turns 135 years" in the historic district of San Lorenzo - with the Theater Puppet and, after paying homage to the author's native house in Via Taddea and have presented the Paralympics Games, with the skillful flag throwers and the performance of the special interactive workshop where the artist Caterina Balletti realizes paintings in flash art inspired by fairy tales and games.

The Association Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini is in the COMITATO DONNE TOSCANE of TRISOME GAMES 2016, formed by Florentine and Tuscan women, known and estimated, representing the voluntary sector, the professions, the culture and the world of entrepreneurship with President Hon Arch. Monica Baldi and the Councilor Rossana Capitani. To dial the Committee also the Madrina of the event Matilde Renzi, the President of the Menarini Lucia Aleotti, the general manager of Monsanto Castle Laura Bianchi, the entrepreneur fashion designer Angela Caputi, Princess Giorgiana Corsini, Baroness Anna Duprè, the President of the Association Fiorenzo Fratini Giovanna Fratini, the Marchesa Bona Frescobaldi, the Marchesa Vittoria Gondi, the Marchesa Ludovica Lucifero, the CEO of LuisaViaRoma Luisa Panconesi, the President of the Association "For Boboli" Eleonora Pecchioli, the Countess Maria Vittoria Rimbotti Colonna and Marchesa Serena Torrigiani Malaspina.

The Association "Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini" will donate to all athletes and coaches attending the races some wooden Pinocchio puppets "lucky charm" and Travel Caps specially prepared in partnership with "The Santa Claus Company" and "Lions Club Florence Cosimo de Medici". The Association will be present at "Trisome Village", the area set up near the "Stadium Ridolfi" (meeting point for athletes, coaches, family, sportsmen, friends and admirers) with a special interactive workshop, dedicated to adults and children, where the artist Caterina Balletti will realize paintings in flash art inspired by the tale of Pinocchio.


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