• Where: Brazil

27 Brazilian bossaball weekends for SESI

The SESI Bossaball Tour includes 27 Brazilian bossaball weekends this year. SESI stands for Brazil’s Serviço Social da Industria (the Social Service of Commerce) and is not only just a single event about passing by the beautiful Brazilian beaches.

SESI has the aim of expanding the nationwide system of social welfare facilities that promote education an appreciation in the cultural fields.

The largest Serviço Social da Industria 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 Serviço Social da Industria 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 professionalize bossaball, covering the costs of transportation and athletes.