The promotional event “I choose sports!” assembled thousands of St. Petersburg citizens
On 9-10 September in the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 12th Public Promotional Event “I Choose Sports!” will take place. It is a holiday of sports, active rest and healthy lifestyle.
The idea of the event is to present on one platform all opportunities existing in the city for participating in sports and active rest: sections, circles, types of activities. And this is done at the start of the academic year so that parents and their children and young people can select a sport to their liking and determine their sports future for the coming academic year, and possibly for their entire life.
The exhibition was opened for the visitors: at the booths are representatives from all 18 regions of the city, over 80 sports schools and federations for types of sports, sports, health and service organisations.
Here one can box, play field hockey, mini-football, gorodki, squash, billiards or air hockey and pass through a maze. Trampolines and attractions are organised for the smallest children.
On 9 September, at the gala opening ceremony, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Kirillov, congratulated the guests on the holiday.
“Last year, 55,000 people participated in the event “I Choose Sports,” and now there will be even more. The parents bring their children and they will see for the first time what and how they can play in our city. We are an example for all of Russia,” he said.
“I Choose Sports” is a good tradition for St. Petersburg, related the Chairman of the Olympic Committee of St. Petersburg, Yuriy Avdeev. He thanked the management of ExpoForum and announced: “We are for a healthy lifestyle!”
The CEO of Expoforum International, Sergey Voronkov, spoke to the sports holiday guests.
“Thanks to you, ExpoForum is becoming a physical education and sports facility. Here we can hold tournaments for 77 types of sports. The complex was designed for mass competitions and right now we are holding equestrian tournaments, dance on wheels skating competitions, and in autumn we will have “Fights without Rules.” The complex is open for you. All the best for children and sports!” remarked Sergey Voronkov. He expressed especial thanks to the city government and the sports committee for preparing and hosting the event, and for attention to the health of youth.
The event “I Choose Sports” is running in pavilion G of ExpoForum for two days. The organiser is the Committee on Physical Education and Sports of St. Petersburg and the operator is ExpoForum International.
The annual event “I Choose Sports” has taken place in St. Petersburg since 2006. This is an exhibition, sports professional and amateur rings and activities areas for children and adults.