In addition, in Kyzylorda region the company actively sponsors the development of weightlifting. In particular, “PetroKazakhstan” rendered direct assistance to great athlete of our time, Kyzylorda weightlifter Ilya Ilyin in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Currently, Ilya Ilyin – a four-time world champion, two-time winner of the Olympic Games.
In May 2015 with the financial support of “PKKR” in the neighborhood “Saulet”, Kyzylorda with participation of akim of region Krymbek Kusherbayev inaugurated playground named after two-time Olympic champion, four-time winner of the world championships, world champion Ilya Ilyin. In 2014, within the framework of social business responsibility AO “PetroKazakhstan Kumkol Resources” has allocated 30 million tenge for the reconstruction of playground.
At a site of 3710.8 sq.m. built new mini-soccer field, playground for a chess and streetball games as well as children’s play and simulator areas are established. The area is fully developed, landscaped, fenced, set litter-boxes, benches and installed electric lighting.
Over the last 20 years every year at Kumkol and KAM fields held traditional spring and autumn competitions among employees of the company and its contractors. Competition program includes 8 types of sports – football, futsal, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, billiards, chess and fishing.
It should be noted that according to the results of current competitions the candidates are determined for “PKKR” team who take part in the main sports event of the year – Corporate Competition of “PetroKazakhstan”. It is held since 2009 and its main task is the development of mass sport and promotion of healthy lifestyles among employees.
Many new names, victories and achievements were entered to chronicle of the main sporting event of the company during this relatively short period. But the most important victory is that the physical culture and sport has become an integral part of everyday life for “PetroKazakhstan” employees.