KARATE Fiji received a major sponsorship boost from Sun Insurance as they prepare to host the National Karate Championship and Oceania Karate Championship next month.
On Friday, Sun Insurance handed over a cheque of $10,000 to Karate Fiji president Makarita Lenoa and pledged their support to the sport and the event.
Lenoa said they had to resort to fundraising in the past for events and to help athletes.
"Fundraising cannot cater for everything so we are delighted by the support from Sun Insurance," she said.
"We want to get more of our senior athletes to get accreditation from the World Karate Federation and this sponsorship would assist us in that."
Sun Insurance chief executive officer Lolesh Sharma said they were keen to help the sport grow from minor to major status.
"It's easy for major sports to get sponsorship and minor sports receive very little support," he said.
"We acknowledge the integrity of the administration of Karate Fiji and we have confidence that with our sponsorship, the sport will grow bigger."
The National Karate Championship would be held from August 23 while the Oceania Championships is from September 11 to 13 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.