PCT (Container Station Piraeus Monoprosopi S.A.) proceeded in a new practical proof of its social sensitivity and really positive solidarity initiatives. In this context, the company offered on Friday, July 1, 2022, a special sit-ski wheelchair to the Paralympic swimmer, George Sfaltos, in collaboration with the NGO "Agapi Frontida Zois".
The athlete who holds pan-Hellenic and world honors, and most recently won fourth and seventh place in the 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle at the world championships in Portugal, has a dream to take part in the Winter Paralympics of 2026, in skiing. The support of this important project by PCT was of particular importance, as in previous years the Paralympic champion HAS TO BE trained with a borrowed, old-technology ski wheelchair, which was an obstacle to his development.
This donation is a continuation of a series of ongoing actions of the PCT in the context of Corporate Social Responsibility and its contribution to the upgrading of the living conditions of individuals or social groups in need.
The Paralympian said about this sponsorship: "The kind response and the offer of the sit-ski wheelchair from PCT gives me great joy since now the possibilities to claim a place in the winter Paralympics are strengthened, as a result of which a great wish of mine has come true. My goal for skiing is to be able to prepare through international competitions and intensive training so that I can take part in the 2026 Winter Paralympics in Italy. This new equipment now gives me other possibilities for preparation."
The sit-ski wheelchair was handed over by Han Wei, PR & Communications Manager of PCT: "We are proud to actively support the work of important organizations that ensure the strengthening of vulnerable social groups. In this case, our joy is even greater as we are fellow travelers in the journey of a great athlete to win new distinctions."
In less than 6 months, PCT has donated a total of four special wheelchairs, two of which to children. More specifically, little Irini from Perama received the disabled special bathroom seat on June 6th, while little Stavros received his own special type wheelchair that he needed on March 15th.