The 5th International Sports Games "Children of Asia" will take place in Yakutia's capital, Yakutsk, in July 2012. Forty-nine Russian and foreign companies have sponsored the event in the amount of 118 million rubles.
Svetlana Andreeva, the CEO of the National Fund of Revival, which accumulates the funds from the sponsors, said that a part of the assets had been used to repair the dormitories of trade school No. 16, the Trade and Economic College, and the Communication School, where the members of the cultural programs are going to live. The roof of the building of the State Circus in Yakutsk has also been repaired.
Next year, the organizers plan to repair the objects included in the program of the Games, Yasia news agency reports. Yakutia's two republican teams will also receive everything they need for the games. The fund will also purchase a mobile TV station for Sakha channel. In addition, it is planned to publish a book devoted to the Games and other kinds of print production.
The general sponsor of "Children of Asia" Games are JSC Surgutneftegaz and JSC Alrosa. The list of official sponsors includes such large Russian and republican companies as Transneft, Rosneft, Polyus Gold, Summa Kapital, Alrosa-Nyurba, Republican Investment Company, Anabara Diamonds and others. According to Andreeva, it is planned to attract nearly 350 billion rubles of sponsorship support.
In addition to financial support, the National Fund of Revival (Bargary) conducts intensive work to popularize children's sport and promote healthy lifestyle. There are eight projects planned within the scope of the preparations for the Games. The first one of them is a trip to Sochi - it began on November 22. Republican newspapers hold art contests for children and teenagers and provide valuable prizes - laptops, digital cameras and mobile phones.
The charitable lottery "Children of Asia" has also been launched. The prize fund of the lottery is evaluated at 15 million rubles. The prizes include three apartments, 12 UAZ vehicles, 12 Sintai mini tractors, 120 sports sets. The draw will take place on July 22, 2012.
As many as 3,700 people representing Russian regions, CIS states and foreign countries will take part in 5th International Sports Games "Children of Asia." The contests will take place in Yakutsk, Mirny and Neryungri.