The 2017 European Sitting Volleyball Championships Men & Women will be under the patronage of the Croatian President, Ms Kolinda Grabar Kitarović.
Below is the translation of the letters received by the NPC president:
“Dear Mr Kovačić,
I have received your request to be the patron of European Sitting Volleyball Championships, Poreč 2017.
I believe that you will organise the exceptional sport event that will enhance great interest for sitting volleyball in Croatia.
I am aware that this sport event will contribute to the promotion of sport for disabled as main part for the protection of mental and physical health in disabled persons, as well as it is in overall population, since it points out sport activity as a crucial element in rehabilitation and social interaction.
I wish all disabled athletes a great experience in Croatia, to all our disabled athletes a lot of great results in the future and a lot of success in European Sitting Volleyball Championships Poreč 2017 organisation. I wish all of you a great welcome to Croatia.
Since I have a lot of obligations, I will not be able to participate this great event and as a result, I will appoint my special ambassador, Mr Darko Kralj, a well-known Croatian Paralympian.
Wish you all success, thank you for understanding and all my compliments.”