We believe that sport teaches you how to live your life. In addition to establishing a healthier lifestyle, sport strengthens endurance, collaboration, and teamwork. Furthermore, it provides a solid foundation for rising generations on which they can successfully rely both in their personal lives and in the world of work. In the future, we would like to strengthen our cooperation with the city of Esztergom and the local institutions.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation supports the following organizations:
Esztergom Futóművek Amateur Sport Club
Esztergom Futóművek Amateur Sport Club has nearly 130 members. Every year, the Club is organizing running races for hundreds of participants. The most popular competitions are the Full Moon Run and the autumn half marathon.
The club organizes a free sports day and football cup in Szentgyörgymező, Esztergom every spring. Their goal is to encourage children to exercise and play sports, and to support talented children in need.
Szent György Leisure Association of Esztergom
The association organizes leisure activities like canoe trips, cave tours and sailing. The badminton championship, which is organized in local schools in Esztergom, has been very popular in recent years.
Bicycle Sport Club of Esztergom
The aim of the association is to ensure the conditions for regular sporting activity, racing and flourishing community life, as well as to encourage an environmentally conscious lifestyle, to promote the education of environmental- and nature protection-related issues at the events of the association. They also promote cycling and cycling mass sports events. Among their goals youth training and racing appear as well. They also organize student sports and national championships, and ensure sports opportunities for people with disabilities.
Esztergomi Vitézek Rugby, Athletics and Football Club
The rugby team is one of the most significant players of Esztergom’s sports life. Twelve-time Hungarian XV champions, six-time Hungarian XV Cup winners and six-time Hungarian junior champions to date, the team has already achieved significant results internationally as well: it came third in the RRC Interleague and the CEE Cup. Magyar Suzuki provides permanent support for the Esztergomi Vitézek during their seasons.
Esztergom Kick-box Sports Club
Magyar Suzuki provides sponsorship for the seasons of the club that looks back on several decades of history. The female world champion came from this club for many years. The club’s kick-boxers won 7 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals in the 2013 Hungarian Cadet and Junior Championship.
Esztergomi Uniker Table-tennis SC
Established in 1993, the team currently has 31 members. Since 2007, players of the club have finished on the podium in county level competitions as well as in national tournaments. Since the fall of 2012, the club has played in the national 2nd division. Magyar Suzuki provides sponsorship for the club’s seasons.
Štúrovo Dunaj Spors Club
The Juraj Jung Memorial Swimming Competition is held in Štúrovo at the end of every summer, with the participation of many Slovak and Hungarian clubs, even from faraway parts of the two countries.
Dorog Club of Martial Arts and Combat Sports
Boasting some 300 registered athletes, the club’s members participate in about 60 competitions a year. Many of them are on the Hungarian national teams, participating in European and world championships. Besides wrestling, the club has departments of kempo, sumo, grappling and kyokushinkai karate. In 2011 and 2013, the club’s wrestling department came first in the national competition of wrestling departments, beating such clubs as Budapest Csepel, FTC, and Budapest Vasas.
Football Club Esztergom
With support from Suzuki, in 2014 the club will organize the sixth futsal tournament with the participation of international teams. Since the spring of 2014, FC Esztergom has been training in a newly built sports center, with the teams preparing for their matches on a natural grass pitch and three pitches of various sizes with artificial grass. Suzuki contributed to the club’s annual budget.
Association for Students’ Sports in Esztergom
The first Mária Valéria Bridge Foot-Race between Esztergom and Štúrovo (Slovakia) was first held in 2001, the year when the bridge was reopened. Since then, the last Saturday of each September has been devoted to the promotion of running and of the ties between the sister cities. Besides a large number of students, the participants of the event include an ever growing number of parents, relatives and amateur runners as well. The Esztergom Half Marathon is held the day after the Mária Valéria Bridge Foot-Race. The outstanding recreational sports event, called Esztergom Runners’ Weekend, is held through the joint effort of two organizing teams, and attracts an increasing number of participants every year. In 2014, as many as 2,617 participants completed the race.
Aikido Shinbukan Dojo
The Aikido Shinbukan Dojo was established by dojo master László Bak in the fall of 1998. In line with the spirit of Aikido, the club aims to reach the widest possible circle of people. With Esztergom as the centre with its aikido dojo built in 2003, several other dojos have been opened over the years. The network has developed close cooperation with dojos in Japan, Poland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Serbia and Lithuania. Magyar Suzuki sponsored a weekend event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the club’s foundation.
Held every spring since its foundation, Magyar Suzuki Corporation and the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy in Felcsút jointly established the Puskás–Suzuki Cup U17 football tournament in 2008. For Magyar Suzuki, the initiative represents the health-preserving benefits of sports; standards worthy of Ferenc Puskás’s and Suzuki’s name; permanent renewal; and the appreciation of talent. Every year, clubs that played the most important roles in the legendary footballer’s life are invited to participate in the Puskás–Suzuki Cup.
With children for children
Within the framework of his health education program titled “With children for children” Hungarian athlete György Schirilla visited Esztergom’s Angyalkert kindergarten on the 5th of September, 2014.
In his mission to raise children’s awareness of the importance of sports and to make them like recreational activities already in the kindergarten, the athlete brought his charity program to kindergartens across Budapest in the spring of 2014. Inspired by the positive feedback, he continued his charity visits program in September, with Magyar Suzuki Corporation providing a car in support.
The first visit in the fall was to Esztergom’s Angyalkert kindergarten. After a short conversation and warming up, the adults and the children ran around the yard of the kindergarten. In recognition of their achievement in sports, all of the little participants received a memorial certificate. Mr. Schirilla then continued his tour to other kindergartens in Esztergom, Dorog and the Danube Bend.