On March 6, 2017 BP in Georgia has extended partnership with the Georgian National Paralympic Committee and the Georgian Paralympic athlete ambassadors through to the end of 2020.
Within the renewed partnership agreement signed by BP General Manager in Georgia, Mr. Chris Schlueter and President of the Georgian National Paralympic Committee Mr. Shalva Maisuradze, BP will continue to support the Georgian National Paralympic committee and BP’s three athlete ambassadors-
Zviad Gogochuri, winner of the gold medal in Blind Judo at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games; Nika Tvauri, swimmer and Irma Khetsuriani, wheelchair fencer to help promote Paralympic movement in Georgia and prepare for the major Paralympic event to be hosted by Tokyo in 2020.
During the official signing ceremony at the Parasport Development Center of Tbilisi, Chris Schlueter, General Manager for BP in Georgia said: ‘Great energy and success of our world-class Paralympic athletes is an inspiration for me, my colleagues at BP and Georgian society. BP is privileged to be the first official partner of the GNPC since the 2011. We are happy our partnership has contributed to the development of the Paralympic movement in the country. We continue our partnership with the Georgian National Paralympic Committee and our athlete ambassadors to build on the success Georgia’s Paralympic team achieved on the international arena at the Paralympic games in Rio. ‘
Minister of Sports and Youth development of Georgia was among the guests and supporters of the Para athletes. ‘We always welcome initiatives from the business sector in support of the Sports development in Georgia. BP is world known company and its support to the development is essential for the development of the Georgian Para sports’ minister said.
In his interview with the local media representatives Shalva Maisuradze, President of the GNPC said: ‘For the Georgian Paralympic Committee it is very important to be supported by the strong company like BP in Georgia. BP was the first official partner of GNPC and we are delighted that we continued this partnership until 2020. This will help Paralympic movement develop at a pace in Georgia. BP’s athlete ambassador program is equally important and unprecedented in its right supporting Para athletes. We believe this partnership will serve as a role model and other companies will also express a desire to become a partner of the Georgian Paralympic Committee’.
BP in Georgia is an official partner of the Paralympic committee and official partner of the Paralympic athletes since 2011. BP in partnership with GNPC has supported Georgian Paralympic team with the development and preparation for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. BP is also an international partner of the International Paralympic Committee, the governing body of the Paralympic movement