The American Chamber of Commerce's Annual American Independence Day Picnic held in Kyiv, Ukraine took place Saturday, July 6th starting at 4pm at Spartak Stadium. Over 3000 people attended this fantastic charity event and all proceeds from this excellent Family Picnic were donated to worthy Charities throughout Ukraine in conjunction with Eurasia Foundation's Corporate Matching Grants Program. We would like to thank our generous Sponsors without whose help the event would not have been successful!
Many Americans and friends of America brought family and friends for a fun day of food, beverages, live music, games, and special surprises! The Chamber featured many different kids activities which included a children's playground donated by Nestle and Kodak, a free raffle for children where everybody won a prize as well as the Nesquick Bunny and friends who provided entertainment and sometimes a nice break for parents during the day. All guests were also provided with an opportunity to ride in a Hot Air Balloon provided by UMC. The event culminated with an amazing fireworks display sponsored by Golden Telecom. Gala Radio played music between activities and bands. There was a Children Playground on the field sponsored by Nestle and Kodak where coordinators assisted children during the Picnic. Behind the stage starting around 6PM UMC’s Hot Air Balloon lifted people into the air up to 100 meters over the stadium providing an excellent view of the Picnic. Coca Cola, Pepsi, Scanomat coffee & hot chocolate, Clear Water, and “Lakomka” ice cream FREE of charge !
Guests had a chance to win of many REALLY cool prizes – all valued at over $500 US dollars!!
- One round trip Economy class from Kyiv to the US East Coast (Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Houston, Miami or Dallas) on Air France
- One round trip Economy class from Kyiv to the US West Coast (San Francisco or Los Angeles) on Air France
- Two round trip Business Elite class from European gateway to Continental US on Delta Air Lines
- Two round trip Business Class from Kyiv to Vienna on Austrian Airlines
- Two round trip Business class from Kyiv to London on British Airways
- Two round trip Business Class to any destination on Ukraine International Airlines network
- Two round trip Economy Class from Kyiv to Paris or London on Ukraine International Airlines
- Five upgrade certificates for two persons on Ukraine International Airlines
- UNI pack from Golden Telecom: Mitsubishi Trium Cosmo mobile phone with direct Kiev number, subscription fee and 10$ voucher for airtime
- "His & Hers state of the art Siemens S35i mobile phone, each with a Sim-Sim from UMC starter pack" Two mobile phones from Motorola: V.50 + free connection + 25 free minutes each month + special rate between these two numbers
Notebook, IT services & Furniture:
- Toshiba Notebook with a Pentium 4 Processor and Mobile office from DKT Corp.
- Unlimited Internet access for one year from IP Telecom
- “PLEASE” chair (the best ergonomic chair in Europe) by Office Solutions
Cosmetics / Personal Care Products:
- Gift Baskets from AVON
- Gift Basket from Mary Kay
- Exclusive Art work collection from ArtEast Gallery: Icon made by Mykhailo Khymych and two silkscreen pieces of Olena Pryduvalova
- 5 days Elite Avis Rent a car Business Summer, E group car: Opel Omega or similar, 250 km per day, standard Insurance (CDW, TP, TPL),VAT, 24 hours emergency phone number, English speaking agent, all Avis services.
- 5 days AVIS Business Summer, C group car: Opel Vectra or similar, 250 km per day, standard Insurance (CDW, TP, TPL), VAT, 24 hours emergency phone number, English speaking agent, all AVIS services.
- Two Summer “Rent a Car weekends” by AVIS: weekends (Friday,15:00 - Monday,9:00), C group car: Opel Vectra or similar, 250 km per day, standard insurance (CDW,TP,TPL), VAT, 24 hours emergency phone number, English speaking agent, all AVIS services.
- Two Summer “Rent a car weekends” by AVIS: weekends (Friday, 15:00 - Monday, 9:00), C group car: Opel Vectra or similar, certificate covers: appropriate car,250 km per day, standard insurance,VAT,24 hours phone number, English speaking agent, all AVIS services.
(each gift certificate given as a separate prize)
- A certificate for one year’s supply of ClearWater with Hot & Cold Dispenser, and 4 free bottles per month during a 12-month period
- Four $500 gift certificates to the Adidas sport store
- Gala Party starring DJ Pasha and DJ Slava Govorun by Gala Radio
- Six annual certificates for “Full Medical Program” by “Borys”
- Two certificates for Health & Wellness Program by American Medical Centers
- Two luxurious 3 day Getaways to Lviv for two people by Grand Hotel Lviv
- One year membership at International Network WCFCC by Aquarium Fitness Center
- Exclusive Book Collection by Orfey Book Store
- Two Weekend Getaway packages for 2 persons by Premier Palace Hotel which includes: free accommodation, transfer from the airport or railway station, breakfast,
- VIP – service (including complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival and greeting letter from their Chairman of the Board), access to the fitness center, free late
- check-out on Sunday till 8pm, 20% discount on tour services from “Obriy Inc” Travel agency)
- Two dinners for two at the Empire Restaurant (Premier Palace Hotel)
- Ten gift certificates to visit fitness center at Premier Palace Hotel