Union Bank has pledged a 30 million Naira sponsorship amount to Team Nigeria after the leading innovative financial institution was announced as the official sponsor of the Team Nigeria athletes to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
The Team Nigeria athletes are scheduled to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from August 5 to 21, 2016. 100 Nigerian athletes have achieved qualifying standards in several athletics events including Track & Field, Wrestling, Football, Basketball and Tennis.
“Union Bank’s support for team Nigeria at the Olympic Games can be traced back more than 30 years and we are proud to continue this heritage as we again support Team Nigeria in Rio 2016.” said Joe Mbulu, Transformation Director, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.
“As a devoted supporter of sports and talent development in Nigeria, we strongly believe that this sponsorship is a fantastic opportunity to support grassroots development and also encourage a sense of national pride in Team Nigeria.”
Union Bank will be supporting the 100 member Team Nigeria Olympic and Paralympic athletes participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with N25million. The bank also pledged the sum of N5million to the NOC as it recognizes the work and effort that goes into providing the athletes with customized, creative and impactful coaching education programs.