Luka is well aware that everyone deserves a chance. That is why he wants to help children to achieve their dreams and help their parents to be able to afford them. That is why Luka has joined forces with friends who share his passion:
Jaka Bijol, a rising star of Slovenian football, member of the Slovenian national team and player of Hannover 96, and
Robert Kristan, a former Slovenian ice hockey player who played in the KHL for numerous clubs as well as in the Slovak and Czech leagues and also participated in the first appearance of the Slovenian national team at the Olympics in Sochi.
They established a non-profit foundation Uresničimo sanje (‘May your dreams come true’), with which they want to help underprivileged children by co-financing sports activities for which they are passionate and talented.
The foundation will raise funds together with sponsors and donors, but also by SMS, bank transfer and at charity events.
Luka Dončić was born on 28 February 1999 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His love for basketball began early in his childhood. Even as a small child he took part in every running competition or school marathon. He also fell in love with martial arts at an early age and trained football, handball, tennis and swimming. He made great and fast progress in basketball, and at the age of 13 he left his home country and moved to Madrid. At 16, Luka made his debut in the Real Madrid's senior team. At the age of 19 he made All-EuroLeague First Team and became Final Four MVP.
In 2018 he was selected with the third overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA draft, but was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He won the "Rookie of the Year" award in his first season in the NBA. In his sophomore season he was a starter in his first NBA All-Star game and was one of the best and most versatile players in the league. With the Slovenian national team he won his country’s first European Championship in 2017.
Jaka Bijol was born on 5 February 1999 in Vuzenica, Slovenia. His first steps in sport had nothing to do with football, as he was a successful alpine skier. He started his football training in Dravograd and later moved to Ljubljana’s club Bravo, where he played three seasons. Then he moved to Rudar from Velenje, where he played one season in the Slovenian first football league. He then moved to the renowned CSKA Moscow. At a young age he became a standard starter in Russia. For the club with 107 years of tradition he played in the elite Champions League, where they even beat the champions Real Madrid. In 2018 they won the Russian SuperCup. Curently he plays in the German Bundesliga for Hannover 96. The ambitious club has a 124-year history, in which they became national champions twice.
With his impressive performance he was invited to join the Slovenian national team, of which he has been a regular member since 2018.
Robert Kristan was born on 4 April 1983 in Jesenice, Slovenia. He started to play ice hockey for the junior selection of the HK Jesenice, where he also started his professional career in 2000. In his long career as an ice hockey goaltender he played for many clubs: Jesenice and Olimpija (Slovenia), Brynas IF and Mora IK (Sweden), HK Nitra (Slovak Republic), HC Pardubice (Czech Republic) and KHL Medveščak (Croatia). He was four time national champion in Slovenia and a vice-champion in Slovak republic with HK Nitra. In 2001 he was named the best goaltender at the World Championship II Division U-18. In the 2004-05 season he was named the best goaltender in the international InterLiga and in 2007-08 he was final MVP in Slovenia.
With the Slovenian national team he participated in ten world championships and at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
Ustanova Uresničimo Sanje
Ulica Metoda Mikuža 18, 1000 Ljubljana
IBAN: SI56 0310 0100 3527 374