Play For Life

The Rotary Club of Almaty

The VII charity tennis tournament Play4Life Open 2011

On Saturday, September 10th on central courts of Baganashil there was held a charity tennis tournament Play4Life Open 2011 organized by The Initiative Group Play4Life in partnership with The Rotary Club of Almaty.

30 amateur players, senior managers from international and local companies such as Omega Chemicals, Resmi Group, USAID, Centras Insurance, HSBC, Limpopo, Samruk Kazyna Finance, Elsi Tech and others participated. The organizers were well supported by the team of the Rotaract youth organization volunteers.

The tournament was sponsored by HSBC, Alatau insurance, RG Brands with ASU water, KLM airline, The Tian Shan Group, Argento restaurant, Ciao Pizza, Aldo Copola Italian beauty salon, Sultan and Henkel. There were also many individuals who donated to the project.

The cheerleaders welcomed participants in the morning opening ceremony with welcome speech afterwards done by The Initiative Group Play4Life representatives Yerlan Balgarin and Yelena Tsoy, President of The Rotary Club of Almaty Martin Quirke and Director of the Kazakhstan’s Tennis Federation Marat Baimukhamedov. The Kazakhstan famous tennis player Zarina Diyas which was the finalist of the Kremlin Cup 2010 came to the tournament to support this wonderful idea. She noticed that organization of the charity tournaments abroad is a regular tradition; in Kazakhstan the Play4Life Open was the first she heard about and she was glad to support the idea in her own country.

All funds raised from the tournament including fees, corporate sponsorship and individual donations will go for the purchase of the frames and windows for the orphanage in Karakastek village. The report will be published on www.facebook.com/play4life page.

All participants being non-professional players showed a high level of game. Talgat Norembayev became the third prize winner, Alexander Tsoy took the second prize and the champion of the tournament was Dmitriy Dmitriyev who received a business class round trip ticket to any destination from KLM. Dmitriy is an annual participant of the Play4Life Open tournaments and it was his first time he got the title of the absolute champion.

All participants thanked the organizers and expressed their interest and willingness to support the future events organized by the Initiative Group Play4Life.

To get the additional information, please call: +7 701 220 22 11.

Yelena Tsoy

Initiative Group Play4Life Open

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