BRAMA, Feb 28, 2005, 4:00 pm ET|
Public invited to Klitschko 'Persons of the Year 2004' Award Banquet
Viktor Yushchenko on the stage in Maidan Nezalezhnist (Freedom Square) with pop singer Ruslana and Vitaly Klitschko.
The famous Ukrainian boxing brothers Wladimir and Vitaly Klitschko declared their support of the democratic movement and (then) candidate Yushchenko during the Orange Revolution.
The Ukrainian Institute of America is presenting Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko The Persons of the Year - 2004 Award on March 8, 2005 at a Gala Banquet at the New York Hilton Hotel.
The decision to honor the boxing brothers was an obvious choice, according to Walter Nazarewicz, President of the Institute. “Not only are Vitali and Wladimir world class athletes and champions in the boxing ring, they are passionate advocates for the rights of Ukrainian citizens to a fair and free election,” Nazarewicz said. “Furthermore, they work tirelessly with charities to help those less fortunate than them. This year, we would like to salute the two brothers who have contributed to Ukraine’s international renown not only in the world of professional sports but also through their philanthropic and civic-minded endeavors.”
Tickets are still available for the Gala Banquet, so if you are planning to attend please call the Ukrainian Institute of America at 212 288-8660 to order your ticket. March 4, 2005 is the last day to order tickets.
Call today to order your tickets!