Within the scope of promotional activities of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics to be hosted by Samsun between 18-30 July 2017, “Deaflympic Festival in Mid-Semester Break” events are being held in cooperation with Deaflympics General Coordinatorship and Yesilyurt Shopping Mall.

Within the scope of promotional activities of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics to be hosted by Samsun between 18-30 July 2017, “Deaflympic Festival in Mid-Semester Break” events are being held in cooperation with Deaflympics General Coordinatorship and Yesilyurt Shopping Mall.

The event started in the food court of Yesilyurt Mall will take place between January 20-22 at 14:00-18:00. During the event period, several gifts will be given to the kids playing games including mini golf, table tennis, puzzle, basketball, bowling, darts and learning Sign Language.

Giving some information about the event, Mr. Serkan BALTACI, General Coordinator of 23rd Summer Deaflympics, said “Summer Deaflympics recognized by the “International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the third biggest sports organisation, and will be the biggest sports organisation in the history of Turkey. The 23rd Summer Deaflympics will begin with the Opening Ceremony in July 18, and end with the Closing Ceremony in July 30. In addition, all competitions will take place between 19-30 July.  According to the preliminary entries, there are 73 countries participating in the 23rd Summer Deaflympics. Approximately 6000 participants will participate in the Games including 21 sports. Around 4500 of these participants consist of athletes. All of the preparations are continuing at full speed. We introduce the 23rd Summer Deaflympics to our people by holding several events. Upon the completion of the first semesters, we introduce the Games to our people by giving several gifts to the kids to make them happy. Our event will continue for three days, and we are waiting for all children and young people to participate in “Deaflympic Festival in Mid-Semester Break” in Yesilyurt Mall”.

Mr. Askin ATAN, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Department, said “23rd Summer Deaflympics which is the biggest sports organisation of Turkey will be held in our city between 18-30 July, and we introduce the Games to our people by holding sportive events. The Deaflympics consist of 21 sports. We would like to make our people aware of the Games by organising mini-games of some of these sports in Shopping Malls in Samsun. We expect that all of the sports halls will be filled fully by our people. At the Shopping Malls, we will continue to organise several events to make people of Samsun aware of the Deaflympics. There will be better promotional events toward the summer”.

Ms. NeslihanYavuz APAK, Manager of Yesilyurt Shopping Mall, said “we are happy and excited that 23rd Summer Deaflympics, the third biggest sports organisation of the world, will be held in Samsun. We started the “Deaflympic Festival in Mid-Semester Break” Event in cooperation with Deaflympics General Coordinatorship today. The purpose of our event is to raise awareness of the Deaflympics by giving information about the Games to our children, young people and their families. “Deaflympic Festival in Mid-Semester Break” will lastthree days between 14:00 and 18:00. We invite all children, young people and parents to this enthusiastic festival”.

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of "23rd Summer Deaflympics Samsun 2017" and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en and use the event code “154TKM17” under delegate section.