On December 9, Ilya Kovalchuk, a member of the Play and Help charity organisation, visited the SOS Children's Village in Pushkin. The SKA forward participated in the Heroes School project. The children, who live without their parents' care, think of questions to ask their star guests. After the conversation, Ilya gave the children New Year gifts and presented a Christmas Tree.
Play and Help is charitable initiative which was created by the families of famous athletes. The project's target is to promote the charity's ideas and give assistance to those who need it. During last year, the project raised 30 million RUB.