DUBAI, UAE, January 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
- Del Monte® is the title sponsor of “The 30th GCC Club Cup Championship” as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy to support healthy living in the region
- The Sports tournament is running from February 3rd, 2015 to May 27th, 2015
- 12 teams from UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman to take part in the championship
With the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, Del Monte® announced today its title sponsorship of the 30th GCC Club Cup Championship. Starting February 3rd, 2015, the tournament will run across the GCC with the final taking place on May 27, 2015. The tournament will include some of the region’s top players and famous stars. Leading players from the country’s top clubs will compete for the most sought after titles.
This sponsorship forms a part of Del Monte® social responsibility program in supporting youth and sports in the region helping people of all ages achieve optimum physical health.
Virginie De Beco, MENA Marketing Director said: “We are proud to be associated with one of the most important cups in the region. As strong promoter of healthy living, we are very focused on encouraging communities to adopt regular sport activities. We hope that through our association, people will not only enjoy watching the football games but will also embark on an active lifestyle.”
Commenting on the sponsorship, Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports in Bahrain said: “We are very happy to have Del Monte as a strategic title partner for the 30thGCC Club Cup and believe that the event will enormously benefit from their support. We hope that through this sponsorship we can take this healthy and sporty association to the next level.”
A total of 33 matches will be played within all six participating GCC countries: UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman. Each country will have two teams competing in the tournament for the championship.
The GCC Champions League is an annually organized football league for GCC Clubs. The tournament was first organized in 1982 and is currently in its 30th edition.
About Del Monte®
Fresh Del Monte® is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks and desserts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Del Montemarkets its fresh products worldwide under the Del Monte® brand, a symbol of product quality, freshness and reliability for more than 100 years.
For more information on Del Monte in the Middle East please contact:
Virginie de Beco
Tel: +971-4-3333801; Email: [email protected]
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