SIBUR and Zenit launch a joint social project to support youth basketball

The gas processing and petrochemicals group - Sibur and Zenit basketball club have signed a 3-year partnership agreement, where they will start a social project to support youth sport.
SIBUR and Zenit launch a joint social project to support youth basketball

SIBUR supports a number of professional sports organizations and its projects are aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. The partnership with the Zenit basketball club will be part of the program of "School of Basketball", uniting the company's initiatives in this sport.

"SIBUR-ZENIT SCHOOL OF BASKETBALL" - is a unique shared experience in basketball with Zenit and SIBUR. The programme will organize a series of training activities in different regions of Russia. The prospect to take part in the autumn training camp as part of the basketball school will involve about 1,000 young athletes aged 14-16. Zenit will also be organized professional seminars for young coaches of youth basketball teams as part of the project.

The main objectives of the "SIBUR-ZENIT BASKETBALL SCHOOL" is the development of basketball in the Russian regions, the support for young athletes and the training of young coaches.

The project area covers seven Russian cities: Perm, Dzerzhinsk, Voronezh, Tolyatti, Tomsk, Nizhnevartovsk and Tobolsk. In the first year of the co-operation program will consist of several stages of selection from April to September 2016:**