AHEPA-Hellas Athletic Director Adam Vlachogiannis, U.S. Ambassador to Greece George Tsunis, and chapter president Angelos Stavropoulos met on June 4 in Nafpaktos. (Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA)
NAFPAKTOS – The local chapter AHEPA Lepanto 1571 invited the American Ambassador George Tsunis to attend the AHEPA World Cup 2022 Beach Volleyball tournament in Nafpaktos, Greece. This year’s event is scheduled for July 29-31and the invitation was the official first announcement of the event.
It is worth noting that the new U.S. Ambassador to Greece Tsunis, hails from the village of Platanos in mountainous Nafpaktia, from where he has rich childhood and adolescent summer memories. On June 4, during his official visit to Nafpaktos, he met with an AHEPA team consisting of the AHEPA-Hellas Athletic Director Adam Vlachogiannis, the chapter president Angelos Stavropoulos and members of the Board of the local AHEPA chapter. The ambassador was invited to attend the finals and present the awards to the winners and two souvenir sport t-shirts from last year’s event were given as a gift. The ambassador was impressed by the painting of the well-known surrealist painter from Nafpaktia, Artinopoulos, which was given as a gift by the local chapter of AHEPA to Ambassador Tsunis as a reminder of his roots.
Following the example in the USA, the AHEPA chapter of Nafpaktos has succeeded in establishing the summer AHEPA Cup as a unique AHEPA sports event for Greece and Europe: a high-level event, with international impact and visibility from the parent AHEPA (Washington, DC) and its social media-international magazine AHEPAN.
This year’s AHEPA World Cup 2022 Beach Volleyball tournament, July 29-31, is included in the official beach volley calendar of the Hellenic Volleyball Federation as a special event, is a co-organization with the Region of Western Greece, the Municipality of Nafpaktos, the Omonoia Nafpaktou sports club and is under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports and the Greek National Tourism Organization.
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