In case you’re passing through Zadar on Saturday, July 29, you’ll come across a very strange event. Strange, but cheerful and endearing: as part of the 11th dm millennium jump, around 3000 people are expected to be diving from the waterfront into the sea – at the same time.
The dm millennium jump is a humanitarian manifestation, and a part of the participation fees always gets donated to a worthy cause. This year, the proceedings are going to the Latica kindergarten in Zadar in order to fund their swimming lessons for children with developmental disabilities.
The waterfront will also host a gastro event – a gigantic pot of pasta all’amatriciana will be cooked using dmBio ingredients. Hungry visitors will get the chance to feast on the delicious meal, and all proceedings from the massive lunch will be donated to the social supermarket in Zadar, an organisation that provides the homeless and other people in need with free food.
The organisers always take care to remind the participants to protect their skin from the sun, and this year’s edition of the event will again have a team of dermatologists present. Headed by Mirna Šitum M.D., the doctors will provide skin check-ups free of charge in order to raise awareness of the importance of sun protection. “More than 3400 people had their skin checked at dm millennium jumps so far. I believe the participants of this year’s event will join the others who already made that important step. In the name of dm, I invite all citizens and visitors of Zadar to join us on July 29, to dive for Latica kindergarten, to have fun and do something good for their health”, said the regional dm manager Hana Matić.
If you want to join the diving craze and do something good for the community along the way, you can apply for the 11th millennium jump every day from 19:00 to 23:00 on two locations in Zadar: in front of the loggia at Narodni trg (People’ square), or at Kalelarga in front of the dm store.
The party starts on Saturday at 12:30 on the waterfront, and will have three categories: a feet first dive, a double domino, and a dive while holding a ball. Take a look at the video below to get a general idea of what the event looks like – the diving part starts at the 1:30 mark!