On December 24, 2012 Lomonosov hosted a festive opening of the health and fitness center built as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
The new sports facility is designed for a variety of sports activities. In particular, it has a multi-purpose gym with equipment for futsal, handball, basketball and volleyball, aerobic and weight rooms, as well as Lomonosovo's first large 25 meter swimming pool.
The Morki urban settlement of the Mari El Republic hosted a festive opening of the Olymp health and fitness center on October 17, 2012. Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod built the center as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
The opening ceremony was attended by Vyacheslav Yugai, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod, Vladimir Chumakov, Minister of Physical Training, Sports and Tourism of the Mari El Republic and Roman Bersenev, Chief Federal Inspector of the Mari El Republic.
On February 10 the Gornozavodsk city, Perm Krai hosted a festive opening of the Olympia sports and recreation complex built at Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky's expense as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
The complex includes a gym (24 by 36 meters), rooms for table tennis, billiard and dancing, a weight room, a swimming pool, a sauna, shower and changing rooms and personnel rooms. The facility covers the total space of 2,029 square meters. At full capacity the complex houses up to 300 visitors per day. The new gym will be a nice place for city and regional competitions in various sports. Its size and equipment make it suitable for volleyball, basketball and futsal.
Gazprom traditionally holds New Year charity events for children in need of social support. Another New Year performance for socially disadvantaged children took place at the Meridian Culture and Arts Center on January 14, 2012 in Moscow.
More than a thousand children from social welfare institutions of Moscow and the suburbs attended the event. Surprises and gifts were given to each of the young guests. A New Year stage play performed by the Buff Moscow Theater created a festive mood among all children.