Volleyball court building project “Fix the volleyball courts 2020!” creates 10 volleyball courts across Estonia. With the help of the jury and volleyball fans, ten places have been chosen where brand new volleyball courts will be built next summer.
The six winners were chosen by a jury consisting of Kaido Fridolin, Chairman of the Management Board of Oma Ehitaja AS, Hanno Pevkur, President of the Estonian Volleyball Association, Helen Veermäe, Secretary – General of the Estonian Volleyball Association, Kert Toobal, Captain of the men’s national team and Rivo Vesik, beach volleyball coach. During the weekly referendum on Postimees’ website, the other four winners were revealed. The Aseri leisure center won with 858 votes, followed by Viljandi City Center School (657), Koonga Village (584) and Urvaste Village Square (557). 37 votes were cast for the fourth and fifth places.
In co-operation with Oma Ehitaja this summer the Estonian-wide project “Fix the volleyball courts!” will take place again and 10 volleyball courts will be established across Estonia.
In the past eight years, the project “Fix the volleyball courts!” has organized and established 90 volleyball courts in cooperation with Credit24, Oma Ehitaja and Tallinn Sports and Youth Department.
As a major supporter of the project, the construction company Oma Ehitaja will continue to provide the necessary facilities for the maintenance and completion of the courts.This summer 100 courts will be reached, perfect for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Estonian volleyball.
Project “Fix the volleyball courts!” is initiated to ensure that everyone interested can actively engage in sports in the open air. This year, the Estonian Volleyball Federation, in cooperation with the city of Tallinn and the construction company Oma Ehitaja, restores eleven volleyball courts in Tallinn and its neighborhood
In the previous seven years of operation for the project, 80 new volleyball courts have been built in different areas of Estonia where it is now possible to play sports on beautiful summer nights in great company. This year, eleven newly refurbished squares will be added, including four in Pirita, four on the Stroomi beach, one in Kakumäe, one in Harku and one on the Pikakari beach.
At the end of August, Oma Ehitaja and TTÜ Development Fund signed a partnership agreement to give a €2000 scholarship to a successful School of Engineering undergraduate or master’s student studying building construction.
The Oma Ehitaja engineering and master’s programme scholarship went to Areenika Lumilaan, a student of integrated studies at TTÜ’s School of Engineering.
On the 12th and 13th of March 2016 during the finals tournament of the League Saja that connects the Baltic volleyball clubs, the Estonian Volleyball Federation and Oma Ehitaja AS signed a contract whereby Oma Ehitaja became the main sponsor of the project “Fix the volleyball courts”. In the framework of the successful project that promoted community life, 60 new volleyball courts have been created in Estonia in the last 5 years in collaboration with the Estonian Volleyball Federation and Credit24. This year Oma Ehitaja AS took over the baton from Credit24. This summer, ten new volleyball courts will be fixed or built in Estonia.
Volleyball lovers can apply from the 14th March until the 15th April 2016.