Historic deed – Paralympics get annual $100k help
18 October, 2018, 11:41 am
FIJI Water and the Paralympic Committee signed a historic agreement yesterday at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.
This was after Fiji’s most world renowned label signed on as the official sponsor of the Paralympic committee and team as preparations begin for the 2020 Paralympic Games which will be held in Tokyo, 2020.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be here,” said president of the FIJI Water label Elizabeth Stephenson.
“We are happy to announce that we are coming onboard as a major official sponsor for the Paralympic team in preparation for 2020 in Tokyo.
“This is part of the revitalised Paralympic committee effort to do something we haven’t done before and also FIJI Water.
“Really helping ensure that we are helping differently-abled athletes to be able to do what they do.
“Their incredible valor and their energy to be world class and to be able to go and participate and we are very humble to be part of that.”
FIJI Water has committed to sponsor $100,000 every year towards the Paralympic Committee throughout towards the Tokyo 2020 games.
Fiji Paralympic Committee president Shaenaz Voss was elated for the timely sponsorship and said it would provide many opportunities for inspiring athletes. “I really wanted to thank FIJI Water and we are delighted that you are partnering with the Paralympic committee,” Voss said.
The FIJI Water support included in-kind support for the organisation.
“Thank you FIJI Water for coming onboard and allowing the committee to go out and look at and identify athletes as well as start development programs that provide opportunities for everyone to be a part of sports.”
FIJI Water also announced its launch of the new FIJI Water sports cap bottles which was launched earlier this year in the United States. Bottled FIJI Water with the sports caps (lids) will be provided to Fijian Paralympians at the games.
“The sports cap is perfect for the active,” said Stephenson. “It is also the best choice for hydrating the toughest workouts including our Paralympian athletes.”
Voss also highlighted the timely sponsorship and support for Fiji’s quest for a Paralympic gold medal.
Fiji first gold medal from the games was won by now assistant minister for sports, Iliesa Delana at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London in the F42 category for single leg amputees without prosthesis.