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SBI extends support to empower first international ‘four a side’ wheelchair handball championship

Chandigarh, (Kritika) : SBI General Insurance will be supporting 10 specially abled athletes from Phoenix Sports selected by the Handball Association of India, who will be representing India at the first four a side World Wheelchair Handball Championships in Cairo, Egypt. SBI General Insurance will further empower these athletes by financially supporting them for this championship which is scheduled from September 20 – 25, 2022.

According to a resolution made by the IHF’s Executive Committee on July 6, 2022, the first-ever HFO Wheelchair Handball World Championship in Egypt will have six competing teams and will feature two teams from Europe, the Netherlands & Slovenia, South & Central America, Brazil, and Chile, as well as one team from Asia, India, Africa and Egypt each. The competition, which is slated to begin on October 6, 2022, in Cairo, kicks-off with a preliminary phase face-off before the championship's final round.

Commenting on the association, Shri Anand Pejawar, Deputy Managing Director, SBI General Insurance said, “SBI General being a responsible corporate believes in meaningful contribution through its CSR programmes which focuses on various areas and segments. Sports is an integral focus area, and we constantly explore and support various sports forms and/or athletes. We are happy to associate with Phoenix Sports & Handball Association of India that will support 10 specially abled athletes with a distinctive platform to compete..”