Release date: 24 June 2013
BP, one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies, can be revealed as the latest Official Partner for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The company will also become an Official Partner of Team Scotland and Team England at the largest multi-sport event Scotland has ever seen.
As part of the support for Glasgow 2014, BP will provide advanced fuels for the official Games vehicles.
The Partnership with Glasgow 2014 will see BP launch a mentoring scheme for 65 young people aged between 17-21 to help give them the chance to develop skills that will help make them more employable. They will also take part in a number of projects in their local communities reflecting BPs commitment to Scotland, their Glasgow 2014 partnership and the Games legacy.
The Games will take place in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August 2014 and will feature 6,500 athletes and officials from across the 71 Nations and Territories of the Commonwealth.
“We are delighted to welcome BP into the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family as a company with such a strong global brand, but with roots that are firmly in Scotland.
“This is an exciting partnership and with BP’s successful track record in supporting sport, we are looking forward to developing some exciting opportunities with them from now until Games time.”
“We are delighted to be supporting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 which follows naturally on from our major partnership with the London Olympics and Paralympics.”
“We are committed to help the organising committee deliver outstanding Games for Scotland and the UK.”
“BP is a major employer and investor in the North Sea and is committed to continuing its long history of supporting the wider communities in which it operates. We are pleased to be contributing to what will be a fantastic festival of sport.”
“As a world leading company with a big presence in Scotland, BP’s support for the Commonwealth Games is extremely welcome. BP now joins a growing list of major companies involved in making next year’s event truly spectacular.”
“I am delighted that such a renowned global company, with such strong links to Scotland, will become the fuel sponsor for the Games. I know that BP have a long history of sponsoring major sporting events, and this partnership will no doubt be as successful as those in the past.”
“We are delighted that BP has signed up as a sponsor of both Glasgow 2014 and Team Scotland. We are particularly pleased to see that a worldwide company with such strong Scottish roots has made a further commitment to invest in world-class athletes and sport events of this stature. We look forward to sharing our journey to the Games with them over the coming months.”
“BP’s on-going support has made a huge difference to me personally, allowing me to stay focused on my training. It’s also made a huge difference to all those athletes who will represent Team England and Team Scotland.
“After winning a silver medal in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, I’m excited about making my mark in history and will attempt to compete for Scotland in Glasgow 2014 in the able-bodied long jump.”
“It is fantastic news that BP is to be a partner for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It is important to the organisations as well as the athletes that such strong brands are there to give their support.”
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