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Sport

Sport for everyone

Sport is as important for ArcelorMittal Poland as education or health promotion. However the company does not promote professional sport, but supports local initiatives, in which everyone can participate. Our aim is to encourage our employees, their families and all local societies to adopt a healthy lifestyle. To do so, we cooperate with TKKF Amateur Sport Associations in Dąbrowa Górnicza and Kraków. It brings tangible effects. Our employees engage themselves in many activities, such as shooting competitions or football matches. Many also take part in the annual half-marathon in Dąbrowa Górnicza.

It already became a tradition that we support the Memorial Run of Bogdan Włosik. It is a Nowa Huta street run to commemorate the death of a young steelmaker. He was shot by a security service officer in front of Arka Pana Church in Kraków on October 13th, 1982. Since 1995 the run has been organized to commemorate Bogdan Włosik and all victims of the martial law in Poland.

We also support Juliada – an annual project addressed to the youth of Kraków. It is a cycle of sport events organized at ComCom Zone Development Center in Nowa huta, which lasts the whole month. Participants play football, basktball, voleyball or compete at the swimming pool. Undoubtedly, the biggest attraction of Juliada 2011 was the basketball training led by Marcin Gortat – the only Polish player in the NBA league.

Good infrastructure is the priority

We also bear in mind that good infrastructure is the key to sport promotion. Therefore we have contributed to such projects as creating a skating rink in Dąbrowa Górnicza or the Com-Com Zone Development Centre in Nowa Huta.

We have also co-financed the creation of a sports field at the Public Primary School Nr 2 in Zdzieszowice.