EVENTS : Sport Aid 1988 and 1990
En 1988, this time without the charismatic support of Bob Geldof, but with the help of a European co-ordination office based in London, Serge Dielens once again sets up a team to organise Sport Aid '88 in Belgium.
On the 11th of September 1988, at the same moment as in all the other participating countries, about 7.000 participants help collecting over 370.000 Euros for Doctors Without Borders and Special Olympics Belgium.
The finish of the race is situated in the Heysel Stadium. At this occasion, the Sport Aid Belgium team organises the first rock/pop concert in the stadium, only three years after the dreadful events that took place during the European football final of 1985.
In 1990, the "Sport Aid Belgium" association, once more stimulated by Serge Dielens, but this time without the support of a European co-ordination office or Bob Geldof, brings together about 5.000 participants in 10 Belgian cities. Some other European and African countries participate at the same moment.
Doctors Without Borders Belgium and Special Olympics Belgium once more benefit of the event.
Since 1990, the association is dormant, but the idea still exists and might one day come to life when the occasion arises. Maybe you will be the one who can make this happen?
In 1992, Serge Dielens became chairman-founder of the "Sportsmen for Doctors Without Borders Belgium" association, a more local initiative advocating the philosophy that practising sport is not only good for your own health but can also contribute to the well-being of other people..
Though nowadays Serge Dielens is busier with other projects, he has not lost his interest in this one, and the association still raises funds for the poor.