Charity Run held in Sakhalin with support and participation of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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The 3rd Charity Run held with the support and participation of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk took place at a roller skiing track in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on July 29, 2017. The purpose of the event was to collect voluntary donations in favor of the local Mayachok (“Beacon”) children's social rehabilitation center.

Charitable event participants at registration desk
Charitable event participants at registration desk

Charitable event participants at registration desk

Hundreds of people – locals and visitors – gathered on the track to support the event on their own or together with their families, colleagues or fellow athletic association members. They all came to offer their help to minors who are under the care of the Mayachok center.

Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of the Sakhalin Region, Anton Zaitsev, Deputy Chairman of the Regional Government for Social Issues, Sergey Burenkov, Minister of Sports and Youth Policy of the Sakhalin Region, renowned athletes, and social activists were among the participants of the event organized by Krylya Sakhalina, a regional NGO.

Company staff members with Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of Sakhalin Region, pictured center
Company staff members with Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of Sakhalin Region, pictured center

Company staff members with Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of Sakhalin Region, pictured center

“Our company executes a variety of social and charity projects with many people joining to help. Today's Charity Run is one of those projects. It is a powerful resource that can be used to support many initiatives in the areas of culture, education, and sports,” said Vladimir Krokha, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Handing over donations
Handing over donations

Handing over donations

Regulars of charity runs
Regulars of charity runs

Regulars of charity runs

Winners receiving prizes
Winners receiving prizes

Winners receiving prizes

Shortly before the start of the event, young runners from Mayachok shared their appreciation for the charity initiative launched for the social rehabilitation center. In order to get fit for the run, they had started training in advance, making several major laps at a time. They said that the rehabilitation center was in need of additional sports equipment, such as pull-up bars, still rings, and basketball hoops. According to Elena Filippova, Acting Director of Mayachok, the center was represented at the event by 23 volunteers – 15 children aged from 6 to 14 and 8 employees. The total number of participants, including amateurs and professionals, exceeded 300.

Mayachok Center boarders
Mayachok Center boarders

Mayachok Center boarders

The winners in four categories were identified at the finish line: 6-year old Anastasia Lvova (girls), Yaroslav Stetsko (young male adults), Olga Metropolskaya (young female adults), and Fyodor Pervushin from the Sakhalin Football Club, who won the race in the male category and in the final standing. Each of them received a commemorative prize.

Runners posing for group photo
Runners posing for group photo

Runners posing for group photo

Background

Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom focused on developing offshore fields within the Kirinsky block and other promising fields in the Sea of Okhotsk (Sakhalin III project).

By developing those reserves, the company will make a substantial contribution to meeting the energy demand of Russia's Far East and creating opportunities for natural gas exports to Asia-Pacific.

A subsea production system is used for the first time in the history of the Russian gas industry to extract hydrocarbons from the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field.

Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk adopted an environmental management system which conforms to the ISO 14001:200 international standard. The company employs over 500 people. Its head office is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

 

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