We stand by Pantelis Kyriakidis on opening day
The first of PAOK Action annual initiatives for the support of the unlucky youngster of our academy and his family is offering them part of gate income from the league opening encounter against SKODA Xanthi.
Six years have gone by since 24 May 2009. On that night, PAOK academy player Pantelis Kyriakidis lost his father in a car accident when returning with him from a football tournament. Little Pantelis had participated in that tournament for PAOK.
Pantelis has ever since been confined to bed in a coma, fighting everyday for his life.
PAOK FC President Ivan Savvidis has been supporting the family of the unlucky player of the PAOK youth squads. Since 2014, PAOK FC and their Youth and Development sections organise the annual “Pantelis Kyriakidis” tournament for very young players. Gate income goes to Kyriakidis family, whose fate changed abruptly in May 2009.
Since last season, PAOK Action and the whole PAOK family have embraced the family even more and are now able to ensure everything that is needed in order to keep hope alive and relieve their burden, especially in those dire times due to the financial crisis.
Apart from the “Pantelis Kyriakidis” tournament held annually in the three days leading to Clean Monday, when the youth teams have no other engagements, there are also a series of actions planned with the same common goal.
Every season, part of the league opener’s gate income at Toumba will be destined to help the Kyriakidis family and cover the expenses for the full medical and medicinal treatment of little Pantelis.