Top Russian sportsmen face-off on the ice in felt boots for charity

Several of the county’s leading football and ice hockey players took to the rink wearing valenki - felt boots - to play a game of improvised football and hockey.

Several of the county’s leading football and ice hockey players took to the rink wearing valenki - felt boots - to play a game of improvised football and hockey.

Pavel Lisitsyn/RIA Novosti
Thousands of dollars were raised for children with cerebral palsy.

 

Several of the county’s leading football and ice hockey players took to the rink wearing valenki - felt boots - to play a game of improvised football and hockey. They were raising money for children with cerebral palsy.

Nearly $8,000 was raised for the Everest School in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg (1,800 km east of Moscow). The money will be spent on a new sports ground to help children suffering from the disease enjoy physical exercise.

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