Banque Misr is sponsoring the Egyptian delegation participating in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sponsorship was announced during a press conference organized by the committee for the Egyptian delegation.
The press conference was attended by Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz and the Board of Directors of the Paralympic committee. Representing Banqur Misr was General Manager of Communications Fatma El-Goully.
Banque Misr was eager to sponsor this major event to support Egypt's champions with special needs in reaching the Rio Paralympics, which will take place on 7-18 September.
Participating in the Paralympics are the men and women's weight-lifting teams, the men's sitting handball team, as well as the athletics, table tennis, and swimming teams. In addition, there will be representatives of all participating players in all teams.
The committee hopes to achieve the largest number of medals, in light of the qualification of 44 players in five sports, aiming to surpass the record set by Egyptian Paralympic players in the London 2012 games, in which 41 Egyptian players participated. During the London Paralympics, the Egyptian players won a total of 15 medals, with four gold medals, four silver, and seven bronze.
The Egyptian Paralympic committee achieved a total of 134 medals from the games in Seoul in 1988 to the last Paralympics in London; a number that signifies the great achievements of special-needs athletes in the Paralympics.
Banque Misr's sponsorship stems from the bank's recognition of the importance of the youth segment, and out of the belief that the new generation will lead the currents of change. Banque Misr's contributions focus on social development on various key aces, including health, education, and youth, as they are the core leaders of the nation's progress.
Furthermore, Banque Misr seeks to provide a good example to other institutions towards building Egypt and developing people's skills, always seeking to lead in youth initiatives towards a brighter future.