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Charitable Initiatives led by B.A.P.A.

B.A.P.A. Scholarship
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B.A.P.A. awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to Bulgarian-American college students

B.A.P.A. awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to Bulgarian-American college students. 2022 The scholarships were awarded to: Donika Serafimova – Illinois – $1000 James Foote – Florida – $1000 Daniel Prodanov – Illinois – $1000 Michael Stoyanov – Illinois – $1000 Merian Manchev – Texas – $1000 Ioana Nedeva – …

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Officer Vladimir Maleev Scholarship
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Officer Vladimir Maleev Memorial B.A.P.A. Scholarship

Officer Vladimir Maleev Memorial Scholarship Our scholarship competition for this year is over. Please try again next year! Officer Vladimir Maleev Memorial Scholarship Three (3) one thousand dollars ($1000) scholarships Donate to the scholarship fund The Bulgarian American Police Association is happy to announce that we are awarding three (3) …

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Bapa raises the flag

B.A.P.A. raises the Bulgarian flag for the official Bulgarian Independence Day ceremony in downtown Chicago.

B.A.P.A. raises the Bulgarian flag for the official Bulgarian Independence Day ceremony in downtown Chicago The Bulgarian American Police Association is honored to accept the invitation from the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Chicago and the City of Chicago to present and raise the Bulgarian flag at the “Daley Center Plaza” in downtown Chicago. The official ceremony commemorated March 3rd, Bulgaria’s official Independence Day. MARCH 2021 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL MARCH 2021 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL MARCH 2020 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL MARCH 2020 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL

B.A.P.A.’s police officer, Nikolay Gantchev, visited a Bulgarian kindergarten in Park Ridge, Illinois

B.A.P.A.’s Chicago police officer, Nikolay Gantchev, visited and read a road safety book to some little Bulgarian kindergartners in Park Ridge, Illinois.

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B.A.P.A. remembers it’s heroes!

B.A.P.A. remembers it’s heroes! On February 18th in 1873, the Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski was executed by hanging in Sofia, Bulgaria. B.A.P.A. remembers it’s heroes! B.A.P.A. officers, Nikolay Ganchev and David Bekov, from the Chicago Police Department laid flowers and paid tribute to Vasil Levski at his monument in the city of Chicago. February 2022 – St. John of Rila Church February 2022 – St. John of Rila Church February 2021 – St. John of Rila Church February 2021 – St. John of Rila Church

Donation to the Bulgarian Volleyball Academy

Representatives from the B.A.P.A.’s board of directors Detective Mario Valkov (B.A.P.A. President), Officer Brian Bonev (B.A.P.A. Vice President) and Officer David Bekov (B.A.P.A. Director/Sergeant at Arms) visited the Bulgarian Volleyball Academy to make a donation on behalf of the Bulgarian men and women in uniform. The funds were used to supply much needed volleyballs and training equipment for the team.

Christmas gifts donated from B.A.P.A. for kindergarten kids in Park Ridge, Illinois

Kids from a Bulgarian kindergarten in Park Ridge, Illinois receiving Christmas gifts from B.A.P.A. by Officer Nikolay Gantchev from the Chicago Police Department.

Christmas gifts donated from B.A.P.A. for Bulgarian school kids in Park Ridge, Illinois

Kids from a Bulgarian school in Park Ridge, Illinois receiving Christmas gifts from B.A.P.A. by Officer George Kourtev from the Chicago Police Department.

Christmas gifts donated from B.A.P.A. for Bulgarian school kids in Roselle, Illinois

Kids from a Bulgarian school in Roselle, Illinois receiving Christmas gifts from B.A.P.A. by Officer George Kourtev from the Chicago Police Department.

Bulgarian school class participation with B.A.P.A. in Houston, Texas

B.A.P.A.’s very own Constable Mariela Georgieva from Harris County Texas, participates in an online Q & A. at the Bulgarian school “Elin Pelin” in Houston Texas.

B.A.P.A. reads books for kids in Hawaii

B.A.P.A.’s Officer Stanislav Kraytchev from the Maui Police Department in the state of Hawaii, reads books to children at a local school in Hawaii.

B.A.P.A. speaks at a forum for Bulgarian students in Elk Grove, Illinois

B.A.P.A. was invited to the “Little Bulgarian School” in Elk Grove, Illinois to participate in a mentoring forum named “The strength of Bulgarians”. The forum was held in front of Bulgarian-American students who attend the school. B.A.P.A.’s participants were Officer Brian Bonev (B.A.P.A. Vice President), Officer Martin Mavrov, Officer George Mavrov, Officer Nikolay Gantchev and Detective Mario Valkov (B.A.P.A. President).

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