The world-famous Czech ice-hockey player Jaromir Jagr has allocated $25,000 for the opening of an Outdoor School in Moscow. During his Moscow visit the Czech guest discussed prospects for the implementation of this project with mayor of the capital of Russia Yuri Luzhkov.
Jaromir and his team made up of the titled athletes playing in the NHL came to Moscow on the invitation of prefect of the Central Administrative District of the city Gennady Dyogtev. During this visit the Jagr Team held two friendly matches, defeating the prefecture team in one of them (11:6); the second game–against the national team of veterans of Russian and Soviet ice hockey–ended in a draw (7:7).
Jaromir told journalists that the Jagr Team had been formed seven years ago to enable the Czechs to see in action at home their favourite ice-hockey players, now playing overseas. Another purpose pursued by the team is to help needy children who want to go in for sport.
This is Jagr’s second visit to Moscow. He liked the city and its people very much.
“They’re giving us a very warm welcome,” he said. “I didn’t expect to see so many fans at the matches.”