On 5 February 2011 the third Krai Ball Young Hopefuls will take place in Barnaul show-centre Kolizej. It will be a celebration in honour of best ten young sportsmen of Altai Region.
The event is traditionally organized by the Fund of Alexey Smertin Young Hopefuls and the Altai Region Department of Physical Culture and Sports.
This year more than 350 young guys will take part (from regional sports school, their parents, trainers and chefs of different sports federation).
Developing of child sports in Altai, popularization of healthy life-style between children and exposure of best sportsmen in age to 16 is a goal of holding annual ball Young Hopefuls.
This year a distinguished guest of the holiday will be Irina Rodnina, a famous Soviet figure skater, a triple Olympic champion, a tenfold World champion, Russian public figure. Altai sportsmen Alexey Smertin, Seregej Khorokhordin, Ivan Nifontov, Tajana Kotova and Danii Bogushevskj will also be on this event. There are representatives of regional social-oriented business there; each of them prepared prices for young sportsmen.