|15 January 2013|
|Spar Slovenia was presented as EuroBasket 2013 sponsor during a press conference on Tuesday|
Spar Slovenia has joined the pool of EuroBasket 2013 sponsors after signing an agreement with EP 2013 L,L.C., the company which is responsible for the organisation of the event.
The Slovenian company is part of the international chain of Spar stores, which are run in more than 32 countries worldwide. Spar has been present in Slovenia for more than 20 years, with 88 stores across the country.
"Spar Slovenia is a very important sponsor of the Slovenian Basketball Federation (KZS), since it has supported our organisation even in the thoughest times, and is now as well supporting EuroBasket 2013," Iztok Rems, KZS Secretary General commented.
"Together with sponsoring KZS, the men's national team and the cup competition, it became the biggest sponsor of Slovenian basketball."
EP 2013 L,L.C. Director Aleš Križnar agrees that Spar Slovenia's sponsoring experience is precious for the event.
"Every new sponsorship agreement gives an additional value to the project, especially if the new sponsor is an as big, successful and important company as our new partner.
"Spar Slovenia proved several times that it can handle sports marketing well and that it understands the world of sports brands and events and with signing this contract it confirmed that EuroBasket 2013 is worth investing in," said Križnar.
Igor Mervič, CEO of Spar Slovenia confirmed that view: "Spar Slovenija recognizes the importance of basketball in Slovenia. As one of the biggest sponsors we proudly invest our funds to support that sport.
"EuroBasket 2013 is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event in the history of Slovenia. By signing the sponsorship contract we give our support and trust to the Slovenian basketball players and our basketball team."
Spar Slovenia will support EuroBasket 2013 as an event sponsor, joining Fructal (main sponsor), Hypo Alpe Adria (main sponsor), Panvita (official supplier), Sintal Group (official supplier) and the Jezeršek Catering Company (licenced partner).