Since its establishment the Unitary Enterprise “Coca‑Cola Beverages Belorussiya” has been implementing long-term social projects
The Enterprise cooperates with organizations that provide social assistance to financially disadvantaged citizens, elderly people, veterans and disabled people, children from orphanages and social shelters: NGO “Belarusian association of assistance to children and young people with disabilities”, NGO “Belarusian association of War-Disabled Veterans”, Republican Association of wheelchair users, Republican public association “Belarusian Child’s Fund”, The Belarusian Red Cross Society.
Since 2009 Memorial named after N.I. Kolbasko, a legendary Belarusian wheelchair user, takes place in Minsk. The organizer of the event is the Republican Association of wheelchair users jointly with Sports and Tourism Ministry of the Republic of Belarus. Annually the Unitary Enterprise “Coca‑Cola Beverages Belorussiya” supports the sports holiday aimed at attracting wheelchair users to active lifestyle, as well as facilitating their integration into the society. The uniqueness of the event is that participants, organizers, and judges are wheelchair users.
On June, 23-24 the jubilee tenth Memorial named after N.I. Kolbasko was held on the premises of the institution “Minsk city center of the Olympic reserve for track and field athletics “Athlete””. Athletes from Belarus, Lithuania and the Ukraine participated in the event. The festive program included various sports competitions, including double-event in wheelchairs, darts, wheelchair races, slalom. Participation in such competitions for wheelchair users is not only an opportunity to show their sports talents, but also to spend time among like-minded people, to find new friends and become an active member of the society.