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Orphans visit St. Petersburg Open 2019

15.09.2019, 23:08 #News #Tournament

On September 15, on the day of the official draw ceremony children from the orphanage “Kids Village – SOS Pushkin”) visited “SIBUR ARENA” stadium.

When boys and girls arrived to the 24th International tennis tournament St. Petersburg Open, they were offered a guided tour around the arena, where they were told about the event and its partners. The kids visited the public area and watched all the activities prepared by the organizers for the tournament’s guests and right thereafter the children had some tea with tasty sandwiches. At the very beginning everyone participated in a photo shoot posing with the official mascots of the tournament Lev and Laina.

There is no doubt everyone one was waiting for the official draw ceremony as it is one of the highlights preceding the tournament.  Dasha, one of the children from “Kids Village – SOS Pushkin” even drew from the cup a chip bearing the number of a player thus taking part in the draw ceremony. No one left the arena without a picture with the main trophy of St. Petersburg Open 2019.

During the visit children had an exclusive chance to speak with Dinara Safina, former world number one in singles, US Open 2007 champion in doubles, three-time Grand Slam runner-up in singles (Dinara is currently responsible for communication with the players – entrants of St. Petersburg Open 2019).

It was a very interesting and inspiring day as boys and girls learned a lot about tennis and asked many questions to get to know Dinara better. The author of the best question was awarded with headphones as a prize.

Then the most brave student of the “Kids Village – SOS Pushkin” tried his luck in tennis with the tennis freestyler Maxim Kosolapov. As they were about to leave the arena, the kids received some presents from the organizers of the tournament “Formula TX company” and the official partner of the tournament – cosmetics company “Svoboda”.

It was an amazing day despite the rainy weather in St. Petersburg. All the children said they would like to visit tennis tournament once more, so we will see them again very soon.

It’s tennis time, friends!

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