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Inclusive Festival for Children "Football Is a School of Life" Held in Taganrog

May 30, 2022: the interregional inclusive festival for children "Football Is a School of Life" was held at Taganrog's Torpedo Stadium on May 27, on the eve of International Children's Day. It was a part of the annual all-Russian charity action "Under the Flag of Kindness!" and lies within the framework of the federal project "Sport Is a Way of Life".

The event started with warm-up exercises led by Taganrog-born Paralympic champion Alexander Skaliukh. Taganrog City Council President and City Executive Inna Titarenko, City Council Deputy Valery Selivanov, Deputy City Manager for Social Affairs Irina Golubeva, State Duma Deputy Sergey Burlakov and Deputy Director of TAGMET Vitaly Miroshnichenko.

The program featured such activities as an art contest, a dance workshop, and a master class conducted by players of Professional Football Club "Forte" (Taganrog).

"Football Is a School of Life" brought together musicians Mikhail Grebenshchikov and Anton Zatsepin, sports anchor Artem Shmelkov, former footballer Aleksander Maslov and other well-known persons.

At the end of the festival, medical certificates were distributed to children needing expensive treatments and operations.

Deputy City Manager for Social Affairs Irina Golubeva thanked organizers and participants of the festival on behalf of Taganrog City Manager Mikhail Solonitsin.