Two days of sports, music, culture, street food and entertainment. After a two-year hiatus due to a pandemic, he returns the tower festival, the biggest sporting event of the Pisan summer hosted by Cus Pisa. On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of June, dozens of sports tournaments, DJ sets, camping, street food and cultural initiatives will animate the thirteen acres of the sports citadel at the Pisan University Sports Center in via Chiarugi with the ninth edition of the event attracting hundreds annually of athletes, dozens of sports clubs and thousands of participants.
The event was presented at the Palazzo alla Giornata by the Rector Paolo Maria Mancarellaby the Vice-Rector for relations with municipalities, Marco Gesiand by the President of CUS Pisa, Stefano Pagliara.
The main characters of the Tower Festival will be sports and the promotion of sports culture. The tournament program is very rich with eight sports and dozens of competitions in green volleyball, 5-a-side football, tennis, hockey, ultimate frisbee, beach tennis, cross-country running and the streetball tournament (basketball 3 against 3 in the middle of the field, since last year also Olympic discipline) organized by the Daground Association. Outside the spotlight in the fields, the light is turned on on Saturday, June 18 at the Tower stage, where Whitney Mkok starts at. 23.00 performs at the console with his DJ set with afro-deep-techno house music.
Sunday, June 19 at 18.00 PalaCus hosts the presentation of Claudio Grassini’s book “Good luck my brother”, which traces the personal and sporting history of the coach and the historical figure of Pisan and national volleyball. the challenges on the field and those life has given him, including ALS, which suddenly changed his path. Along with the author, there will be all the people who have helped him, guests and friends who have made the story of Italian and Pisan volleyball.
A large camping area will allow nature lovers to sleep for free one night in the shade of the stars, while for gourmets there will be a large dining area dedicated to street food, craft beer and local produce.
“Two years after the last edition – said the principal Paolo Maria Mancarella – finally the Tower Festival is back. An agreement by which not only our CUS renews its identity as a reality strictly connected to the territory, but the entire University of Pisa and our city will be able to celebrate the long-awaited return to normalcy and inaugurate the summer. After very hard years, it’s finally time for us to return to dating, to rediscover the immense pleasure of being together, and I believe that nothing but sports, music and culture can help us rebuild our trust in the world and in the other “.
“After a two-year hiatus, we strongly wanted to re-propose the Tower Festival, not only to further beautify the Cus Pisa sporting season, but above all to give a further signal of rebirth after the Covid pandemic,” added Cus’ president. Pisa, Stefano Pagliara Cus Pisa has, even in the most difficult months, always been at the forefront of its activities, even though they have been proposed in various forms, to support children and teenagers. With the Tower Festival and the countless ongoing and planned projects, Cus Pisa is now the protagonist of the full return to normalcy, committed to promoting sports, physical activity and socialization practices to rediscover and nurture the desire for sports and gathering hundreds. and hundreds of young people “.
“At the events and festivities in June in Pisa – the professor concluded Marco Gesi – I am proud that we can also add a party that is not only a sporting event that is very important to us. The Tower Festival returns to fill our CUS. sport, sociality and inclusion. It will be two days of carefree and fun, we must rejoice that our young people are finally returning to live at their age and their desire to have fun. So the appointment is for June 18 and 19 in Italy’s most beautiful university city.