Official mascot attends Andersen parade to draw attention to upcoming Championship
2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship - Men
Copenhagen, Denmark, August 22, 2013. HC, the official mascot of the 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship – Men scheduled from September 20 through 29 was recently one of the stars of the annual parade held in Odense to commemorate Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. Odense – the home town of Andersen – is one of the venues set to host the upcoming Championship with hosts Denmark, 2011 European silver medalists Italy plus Belgium and Belarus starring there in preliminary pool A.
“Wherever it goes our mascot does always contribute to a great ambiance” says the Managing Director of the Danish Organizing Committee, Mads Bang Aaen. “This may be by attending a Volleyball match as it did some weeks ago with our home round of the European League or in one of the many side events taking place in conjunction with the Championship. Since the Danish team will be playing its preliminary matches in Odense, the place where Hans Christian Andersen was born, it was a natural thing that HC paid visit to this place and attended the parade”.
“The 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship will be broadcast all over the world and the mascot was designed and conceived in order to add something more to the Volleyball fiesta that we are about to celebrate. The host cities – Odense, Herning, Aarhus and Copenhagen – as well as our partner Sport Event Denmark all wanted to have something with a Danish look and feel. Our mascot is therefore a great opportunity to tell something more about Denmark to all our guests and those that will be following the Championship” Bang Aaen stresses.
HC will visit the preliminary matches taking place at Stadium Arena Fyn in Odense as well as at Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning before moving to Aarhus and the local NRGi Arena where the CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship will continue with the Playoffs and quarterfinals before the much anticipated final weekend at Parken stadium in Copenhagen.
Click here to see a video of HC attending the H.C. Andersen parade at Odense
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