27 May 2020
Alexander Riazantsev: I Want to Thank Everyone Who Helped Health Workers
Money, protection and medical equipment were sent to hospitals of Yekaterinburg and Barnaul.
Donation support from Play for Russia charity tournament is being sent to the dedicated health institutions. Alexander Riazantsev chose medial institutions in two regions - Sverdlovsk Oblast and Altai Krai.
Money, protection gear, and medical equipment were sent to the Central city clinical hospital №24 in Yekaterinburg and the City hospital №5 in Barnaul. The grandmaster transferred 350,000 rubles to each of the hospitals (700,00 rubles in total). 3000 medical respirators FFP3 and 680 disposable protective suits worth 2.5 mln. rubles were sent to the institutions.
Alexander Riazantsev: "I want to thank all those people who made donations to help health workers in these tough times! Many thanks to those who played in the tournament, and took part in its organisation and its information support".
The donation pool from Play for Russia tournament in favour of health workers has amounted to 25 million 600 thousand rubles.
Regardless of final tournament standings, the total prize pool has been shared equally among regional hospitals (specializing, above all, in the patients suffering from the coronavirus) and charity organizations. Going into the tournament, the participants determined the health institutions to receive financial support.
Co-supported by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the RAMAX group of companies" and Gazprombank (Switzerland), Play for Russia tournament was organized by the Chess Federation of Russia at the initiative of its participants. Match TV provided coverage of the event in the mass media.