BESTMed Backs Athletes for Olympics

BESTMed Backs Athletes for Olympics

Chanelle van Wyk, pictured with her silver medals at the Telkom SA Short Course Championships in 2007, is joined by track athlete Geraldine Pillay as one of two women athletes with Olympic ambitions sponsored by BESTMed.

Chanelle van Wyk, pictured with her silver medals at the Telkom SA Short Course Championships in 2007, is joined by track athlete Geraldine Pillay as one of two women athletes with Olympic ambitions sponsored by BESTMed.

BESTMed, one of the largest healthcare providers in South Africa, has announced its sponsorship of two women athletes vying for participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, in addition to its sponsorship of four male athletes.

Chief Executive Officer Dries la Grange announced BESTmed’s commitment to South African sport: "We are proud to support 50 and 100m free and fly and 50m back stroker, Chanelle van Wyk,

[and] we are also proud to support the 100 and 200m sprinter Geraldine Pillay … from the University of Pretoria’s athletics club, TuksSport."

These sponsorships are geared towards supporting the athletes two fold – to train professionally full-time, and to ensure that all their healthcare needs are met, La Grange saying that, as a corporate sponsor of Swimming South Africa, BESTmed has been applauded by the national federation for its participation in developing and supporting sports.

"As South Africans we have a heritage of producing world-class athletes, and it is our role as a business to support the talent that we have. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community that we do business in.

"The Olympic Games in Beijing will be extremely competitive, and we want our athletes to perform at their best. Our contribution is there to encourage them to support the country’s vision of becoming a nation of winners," says La Grange.

 

By |2016-12-12T08:44:29+00:00February 21st, 2008|Sponsorship|0 Comments

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