SIBUR’s grant made year-round running a reality in Kstovo District
28 july 2021
July 28 saw a renovated gym open at Zhdanovsky’s "OLYMP" sports school in Kstovo district. This sports project had been chosen as the winner of SIBUR’s Formula for Good Deeds social investment program’s grant contest.
The officials present at the opening ceremony noted that the number of local residents engaged in exercising and athletic activities is growing year after year. There is also growing interest in fitness and sports among the elderly residents of Zhdanovsky. The renovated gym can house 50 percent more attendees than before, and such sports as running have now become available all year round.
We all know how important it is to stay in good shape as we age. Because using the equipment here is very straightforward, even the elderly can easily handle it, Anna Shepeleva, an instructor with the "OLYMP" sports school, commented.
Smaller settlements often lack in their ability to provide all those who wish to engage in fitness activities with the necessary exercising equipment. We are happy that now, with SIBUR's support, more people can engage in their favorite sports all year round and get in better shape, Anna Makarova, an expert with Business Support Function in SIBUR's Presence Regions, noted.
The Formula for Good Deeds, SIBUR's social investment program was launched on February 1, 2016 in all key cities where the company operates. It is being implemented across six focus areas covering all essential social sector domains: urban development, education and science, sports and healthy living, environmental protection, culture, and volunteering.
In 2016-2021, 781 projects in nineteen cities emerged as grant competitions’ winners. The grants’ funds have been used to repair and rebuild social facilities, improve and beautify parks and other public spaces, organize sports and mass-scale cultural events, equip school laboratories, and take other measures to improve the quality of life in the regions where the company operates.