The Charitable Foundation “Shag v zhizn”, established by the developer COLDY, together with the Hockey Federation of the Tula Region and with the support of the regional Ministry of Sports, co-organized the children's Tula Region Backyard Hockey Cup. On March 17 and 18, the group stages of the Cup in the Center and East divisions were held in the ice palaces of Tula and Novomoskovsk. And on March 19, the semi-final and final matches took place.
“Hockey is rightfully considered the number one sport. It tempers character in young sportsmen, nurtures will and courage. The objective of the Foundation is to support the backyard hockey development program in the region. We install hockey rinks, provide teams with equipment and help organize training sessions so that the guys have the opportunity to regularly practice in their yards. For one becomes a hockey legend only thanks to hard work,” noted Anfisa Chernova, Executive Director of the Charitable Foundation “Shag v zhizn”.
“Today, professional, amateur and backyard hockey is actively developing. In many cities, modern sports venues have been built for practicing this sport. I am convinced that we will see many of the participants in today's tournament as professional hockey players,” said Andrey Kovalenko, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, Olympic champion, member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation “Shag v zhizn”.
The Cup was won by the team Khimik from the town of Yefremov, Tula region. Moreover, all young hockey players received certificates of participation and commemorative prizes.
Based on the results of the competition, the Foundation will direct funds to the Tula Region Hockey Federation to finance trips of participating teams to tournaments and purchase sports outfits and gear.
Social responsibility is an important part of COLDY’s activities. A percentage of each N’ICE LOFT apartment reservation agreement is directed to the Foundation. These funds are used to finance one of the lines of a unique project Hockey Online, within the framework of which open-air hockey rinks are built for children and teenagers in the Tula region.