26 June – Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Croatian Independence with the NFCACF and CFU

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Croatian Independence
(Dan državnosti)
National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation (NFCACF) & Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) will host a Zoom Webinar on Saturday June 26th at 11 a.m. EST.


-Click here to register

Keynote speakers include Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović


100% of the proceeds from this benefit will go to Special Olympics in Croatia.

Peter Galbraith


Keynote speakers include Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the former President of Croatia, &
Peter Galbraith, the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, and other notable Croatian-Americans

Independence Day festivities will also include a live singing performance from Dubrovnik. Petar Sambrailo (above left) and Marijo Anđelić (above right), are well known 1st and 2nd tenors in the Croatian Klapa world. Both have performed with the group Klapa Kaše, who have won many awards at Klapa festivals throughout Croatia.


Other entertainment, speakers and sponsors to be announced


Hear from athletes on the Croatian Special Olympic Snowshoeing Team, qualifiers for the Russian Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2022, who will tell us about their sport and their achievements


Help raise money for Special Olympics in Croatia! See more information about Special Olympics Croatia Below.


Sponsor Levels for June 26th event:


Platinum$1,000 – 3 minutes of screen time at the event (prime plug, w/ logo-info & space in next two newsletters)
Gold $500 – 2 minutes of screen time at the event (prime plug with logo-info & space in next newsletter)
Silver $250 – 60-75 seconds of screen time at the event (logo-information in the next newsletter)
Bronze $100 – will be mentioned by name on the webinar (no personal screen time).


To become a sponsor please contact:


Steve Rukavina President NFCAFA, sjrukavina@gmail.com / 301-526-2350



About Special Olympics in Croatia


Founded in 1992, the Special Olympics in Croatia has forty affiliated chapters all over the country and brings sixteen official sports to over 1,300 Croatians. The organization’s mission is to provide year–round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic–type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship. Competing in international events, Special Olympic athletes from Croatia have traveled all over the world—to countries such as China, Japan, Greece, South Korea, Austria, and the U.S. Croatia’s Special Olympics organization has been led by Executive Director, Franjo Horvat and associate Sladjana Tatic for over twenty years. The work they do, to arrange sporting events for Croatians with intellectual disabilities is simply amazing, and the NFCA is very proud to be a major sponsor and partner with this truly incredible organization.


Please join us on June 26th to celebrate this important day and help a great organization!

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