Dear Sisters, dear Brothers,
The Czech Republic, like the whole world, is going through a difficult time. Sport and sport activities in general are nowadays not, of course, important activities. Life in our towns and cities has stopped, our Sokol gyms are closed, but our hearts and minds remain open. Most of Sokol’s values - such as citizenship, community, personality, kindness – are now more valid than ever.
I am happy about so many activities in which our members and the Sokol units are involved and which help our citizens manage the current situation. I am glad that we care for our Sokol seniors who are most at risk of the epidemic. I am also pleased by the Sokol activities in the only public space left today, i.e. social networks; whether it is instructions for sewing face masks and other protective equipment, or promotion of home sport activites focus not only on Sokol members, but also on general public.
Although our borders are closed, our thoughts are going to you, our Sisters and Brothers abroad. We believe that you will get over the current crisis in health and that we will all be able to come back to usual Sokol activities as soon as possible.
Be considerate, protect ourselves and our loved ones, friends, and citizens.
Be healthy, because in a healthy body, there’s a healthy spirit!
With Sokol greeting Nazdar!
President of the Czech Sokol Organization
1st Vice President of the World Sokol Federation