|BAIDURI BANK SIGNS SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOCCE COMPETITION|
|08 August 2005|
Baiduri Bank is one of the major sponsors for the Special Olympics Asia-Pacific Bocce Competition 2005, a sporting event organised by the National Special Olympics of Brunei Darussalam with Pusat Ehsan and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. It will be held from 12-14 August 2005 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
An official signing ceremony for the sponsorship agreement was held this afternoon at the Information Department. Pengiran Datin Hjh Noraini PDNLDR Pengiran Hj Abd Momin, Chairperson of the National Special Olympics of Brunei Darussalam, signed the agreement on behalf of the welfare body. Signing on behalf of Baiduri Bank was its Deputy General Manager Operations, Mr Andrew Young, who also spearheads the Baiduri Bank Charity Golf, an annual fundraising initiative undertaken by the Bank to contribute towards local charitable organisations.
Baiduri Bank contributed a total of BND20,290 towards the Special Olympics Asia-Pacific Bocce Competition 2005, which will provide meals for the special athletes and working committee throughout the 3-day event, as well as medalsfor the winners.
“We are delighted to announce our sponsorship agreement with the National Special Olympics of Brunei Darussalam. The National Special Olympics’ mission and objectives fit well into our corporate citizenship efforts. We hope that through this event and many other programmes organised by the National Special Olympics, individuals with special needs may benefit from participation in team sports,” said Mr Pierre Imhof, General Manager of Baiduri Bank.
“The well-being of the local communities is important to us. Besides our support for the National Special Olympics we have also been working closely with other government and non-profit organisations including Pusat Ehsan, the Child Development Centre and Society for the Management of Autism-Related Issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei. We are proud to be a part of local and national projects that are improving the community and positively impacting people’s lives,” said Mr Imhof.