Adelaide, Australia, January 22, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Cypriot tennis ace, Marcos Baghdatis has thrown his racket behind an off-field initiative to help maintain the Greek language in Australia.
Adelaide based, Tony Kyriacou (of Greek Cypriot background) established Greek Toys and Books – an online website www.greektoysandbooks.com in 2006 in order to provide access to fun and educational Greek language products to Australia’s large Greek community.
Mr Kyriacou identified and approached Marcos Baghdatis as the perfect ambassador to support language maintenance amongst Australia’s Greek community and was thrilled with his response.
“I would like to congratulate Tony Kyriacou on his drive and passion to help support the Greek language in Australia” said Marcos Baghdatis. “As I have lived outside of my home country for much of my life, I can strongly relate and respect the Hellenic diaspora” said Mr Baghdatis.
“I always get fantastic support here in Australia and I believe it is great to help maintain the Greek language and culture so that future sports stars from Cyprus and Greece continue to receive strong support in future generations” said Mr Baghdatis.
In addition to importing Greek talking toys and a wide range of books ranging from Greek Disney books to Greek Mr Men books, Greek Toys and Books are currently producing a range of bilingual learning aids including a locally produced animated Greek DVD, scheduled for release in mid 2008.
“Marcos Baghdatis’ support for our initiative reinforces our belief that we are filling an important role in the community. We are continuing to grow Greek Toys and Books and we now have over 250 different products available on www.greektoysandbooks.com” said Mr Kyriacou. “We are looking forward to releasing our locally made bilingual products later this year which we plan to also export to North America and the United Kingdom” says Mr Kyriacou.
For further information contact:
Mr Tony Kyriacou
Greek Toys and Books
Mobile: +61 (0) 403 153 218
Tel: +61 8 8346 0856
Mouratoglou Management for Players
Tel : 00 33 (0) 1 34 91 00 40