On 24 of October in the framework of the annual volunteer project of Coca-Cola “Christmas caravan” in collaboration with Yelena Isinbayeva Charity Foundation on the territory of the Volgograd boarding school №1 opened a new multifunctional sports ground. It is destined for playing mini football, basketball and volleyball.
There are 121 students at the boarding school and although they have different physical limits, they cannot imagine their life without sport: they do regular trainings, participate in municipal and regional competitions and win top places. Since the opening of the sports ground they have now more possibilities to develop their sport skills and to have an active recreation time.
We’d like to thank the Coca-Cola Company and Yelena Isinbayeva for the implementation of programs destined for the support of a healthy life style – said the director of the boarding school Irina Geitukaeva.- This sports ground is perfectly fit for practicing sports and exercises. Today is a very important day for your children.
At the official opening ceremony besides Yelena Isinbayeva and Irina Geitukaeva, were present the mayor of Volgograd Andrei Kosolapov and the head of the press relations services of Coca-Cola Company in Russia Vladimir Kravtsov.
- In terms of sport Volgograd is an important city not only at the national level but also globally. This is confirmed by numerous victories of our great athletes. I’d especially like to thank Yelena who works a lot in order to develop mass sport in our country! I wish to all children to be healthy and to achieve high results in sport! – said Andrei Kosolapov.
Since 2015 the Coca-Cola Company in Russia and Yelena Isinbayeva have constructed together 11 sports grounds for competitions, sport games and work out. Four of them are in the Volgograd region. This year we opened new sports grounds in Volgograd, Krasnoyarsk and Nizhniy Novgorod.
- It is such a great pleasure to see the results of our work – said Yelena Isinbayeva – This work is hard and demands a lot of physical and financial expenses but the results always meet our expectations. I hope that our project will become so big in the future that we will be able to set a super goal – to open 100 sports grounds.