There are sports stories that it is a pleasure to make known, tell, remember, celebrate. They are not always stories of a single athlete, it would not be enough, sometimes there is an entire team to be the center of attention. An important story of champions in sport and in some way also in life. The Celebrative Sticker #31 is dedicated to the Fortitudo Bologna White Sox!
We often write it, the primary purpose of our project, even before that of fundraising (always important anyway) is to use the charm of “figurine” to tell stories, about sport and often much more, in this series. Sometimes it happens on the contrary, we are the first to come into contact with realities and events we did not know, remaining struck and attracted by them. Perfect and meaningful to make them a solidarity sticker.
The Fortitudo Bologna White Sox are Italy’s champion team in Baseball for the Blind. The team is made up of blind, visually impaired and sighted players, needed to coordinate some game actions. We have tried to convey the idea of the speed, precision and potential of the players inside the folder, in the splendid photos (thanks again to the availability of Giovanni Pini of nonsolovolley.it), the invitation that all we do is to go and watch the sport live.
Baseball for the blind has different rules from the classic one, for example the role of the pitcher does not exist; the hitter, in the attack phase, uses the bat to hit from below, throwing the ball. Sight prompters are provided both in attack and defense, which help blind people to orient themselves better. The ball releases a sound that helps athletes understand its direction.
The photo of the sticker, taken like the others at the final in Milan, celebrates the second consecutive Scudetto. White Sox that not only in Italy but also in Europe and the Americas had the opportunity to compete with other teams, waiting, who knows, to one day have this discipline at the Paralympic Games. Less simple than one might think, also considering how little traditional baseball is considered by the IOC.
FIGURINE FOREVER for WHITE SOX!
With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects and support the team and help raise awareness of the unique and incredible reality of Baseball for the Blind.
FORTITUDO WHITE SOX BOLOGNA
Celebrative Sticker #31 – Sticker + Folder
Free offer starting from 7,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
4×3 with four different Celebrative
one is gift
How to contribute:
- Bank transfer:
Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo
Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia
IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519
For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paypal to the address only email@example.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
- IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
- On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial
(1st numbered edition 1-108, copies available 39/108)
the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever
An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.