Stanbic Bank Botswana has once again reiterated their commitment towards the development of sport in Botswana. The bank has been helping in a number of sporting activities countrywide and this week they awarded prices to local athletes who excelled in the 21.1km race at the just ended Diacore Gaborone Marathon.
Stanbic Bank Botswana’s Client Coverage Relationship Manager Omphemetse Dube said the decision to reward the athletes was made because the bank has taken interest in the development of sports locally.
“As a bank, we take special interest in local sports development and in nurturing talent in the sporting fraternity in Botswana,” said Dube.
Stanbic awarded P5000 to both Godiraone Nthompe and Mema Tiango who were the first local athletes to finish the race in their respective categories in the 21.1km race. Both Nthompe and Tiango finished in second position in their categories. For a long time the Diacore Gaborone Marathon has been dominated by foreign athletes, however with this initiative it is believed local athletes will now take charge to perform better.
When receiving their awards the athletes thanked Stanbic Bank for their support. They feel the recognition that they get will work as a boast to their performance. “I am happy for the recognition and attention I get from the bank and the public. This will only help me to work hard and keep improving my performance,” said Tiango.
Stanbic has signed a three-year deal sponsorship with Diacore Gaborone Marathon valued at P350 000. The sponsorship has seen a continuous growth every year over the past three years.