Sports competition for young cancer survivors held by Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod
PR and Media Relations Service Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod
On May 4–6, 2018, the Lastochka recreation center owned by a branch of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod hosted a competition in six sports for children who had survived oncological and hematological diseases.
It is the third time that the Nizhny Novgorod Oncology Research Center (NONTs), a foundation that provides assistance to children with cancer, held the regional round of the World Children’s Winners Games with support from Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod, the competition’s general sponsor and partner.
The Winners Games brought together 115 children, aged 7 to 16, from across the Nizhny Novgorod Region. A team from the Vladimir Region also took part in the event for the first time. In the space of three days, children competed in such sports as track-and-field athletics (60-meter running), swimming (25-meter freestyle), table tennis, shooting (10-meter air rifle shooting), chess, and football. The competition was judged by official representatives of the respective sports federations of the Nizhny Novgorod Region. More than 350 people in total attended the Winners Games at Lastochka.
After the regional round, the Nizhny Novgorod team will take part in the 9th World Children’s Winners Games in Moscow scheduled for August 2018 by the Podari Zhizn (Gift of Life) charity foundation.
Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom that delivers natural gas to Europe, as well as to 15 regions in the Volga and Central Federal Districts of the Russian Federation.
The company’s gas transmission system is composed of trunklines stretching for over 13,000 kilometers and conveying some 170 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod operates 54 compressor workshops, 284 gas compressor units, 375 gas distribution stations, and 15 CNG filling stations. The company’s efficiency is achieved through 25 branches, including 16 gas pipeline operation centers, the Engineering Center, the Emergency Response and Recovery Directorate, the Procurement Directorate, the Utility Vehicles and Special-Purpose Machinery Directorate, the Volgoavtogaz company, and the Staff Training Center.
The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is in effect at Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod. The company employs around 11,000 people. It is headquartered in Nizhny Novgorod.