The 58th birthday was marked with a special program at the monument to Dražen Petrović on Baldekin, reports sibenskiportal.hr.
Delegations from the City of Šibenik and Šibenik-Knin County, sports clubs and associations, laid flowers next to his monument in memory of one of the greatest Croatians and world basketball players of all time, whose life ended in a car accident in 1993.
With a symbolic gesture, releasing 58 balloons, the children of kindergartens and elementary schools in Šibenik reminded how old Dražen would have been if the tragic accident had not happened.
“Due to his career, which was unfortunately cut short by accident, Dražen Petrović became a symbol of Šibenik and Croatia. He became a guide for generations of young athletes in basketball and other sports. His way of working, from morning to night, is also a role model for people in the business world. Dražen, thank you for everything and happy birthday!” – said Danijel Mileta, Deputy Mayor of Šibenik.
As part of the celebration of Dražen Petrović’s birthday, a jersey measuring 7 x 5 meters was placed on the City Administration building last week. It is a version of Dražen Petrović’s most popular jersey from the time he played for Šibenk.
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