The largest SESI facility of all, SESI São Paulo, included the game of bossaball already in 2010. SESI SP tries to evolve bossaball in Brazil.
General-director and owner of operator Interação Lúdica Luiz Chamlian explains: “This year we have a project in the SESI’s department of recreation and sports since February and ending in December, holding workshops on weekends, totaling 53 units throughout the state of Sao Paulo (shared out among 49 cities, ed.). With the SESI project the intention is to promote the Bossaball and make other contacts, in addition to having the opportunity to show the game live.”
According to Mr. Chamlian, the SESI institute contributes yearly a vast amount of subsidy money. The funding is necessary to develop and professionalise bossaball, covering the costs of transportation and athletes.
Two months ago bossaball in Brazil also gained attention at the VIRADA ESPORTIVA DE SÃO PAULO, for the second consecutive year. A huge event covering over 2.500 different activities and sports, and attracted to around 3,5 million spectators and participants. “We were riding bossaball in the best point from the city center”, Mr. Chamlian tells.
Bossaball in Brazil is growing in popularity. Only this year around 3.000 people already played bossaball. But to get more professional athletes Chamlian has some more goals to reach. “We would like to get an indoor fixed point as a center of training and to bring more courts to Brazil.”