Life & Culture
Life & Culture
Judit Polgár is a retired Hungarian chess player. She is considered the best female chess player in history. In 1991 she won the International Grand Master title at the age of 15 years and four months, thus becoming the youngest person to obtain that title at the time and breaking the record previously held by former World Champion Bobby Fischer.
On June 24, 1995, Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium witnessed “one of the most glorious moments in politics and sport of the 20th century”. South African President Nelson Mandela, elected a year earlier in his country's first democratic elections, donned the jersey of the captain of the national rugby team, Francois Pienaar, and walked onto the pitch to greet each member of the team, which was playing in the World Cup final that day. The gesture could have cost Madiba dearly - rugby was the sport of the Afrikaners. ‘Invictus’, a film based on John Carlin's book “The Human Factor”, tells the story.
BBVA Mexico and Liga BBVA MX today announced the signing of a two-year sponsorship agreement for the BBVA MX, Expansión BBVA MX and BBVA MX Femenil leagues and junior tournaments. The goal is to continue strengthening Mexican soccer and its players and teams by promoting the values of this sport and conveying them to the fans: effort, teamwork, perseverance, self-improvement and fair play.
Garanti BBVA's principle is to offer a long-lasting and sustainable contribution to society. In this sense, the bank celebrates one of the longest and most successful sponsorships in Turkish sports history after twenty years of supporting the country's basketball.
BBVA USA and the Houston Rockets teamed up to send “care packages” to small businesses in the Houston area impacted by the pandemic over the past year.
BBVA USA announced today it will offer an updated Bama-branded Visa® check card next month, an offer that is exclusive to BBVA customers.
BBVA USA has announced that it has become the 2020 sponsor of the annual and historic Iron Bowl matchup between the University of Alabama and Auburn University football teams.
BBVA USA and organizers of The World Games 2022 Birmingham today announced that BBVA will serve as the presenting sponsor of the event’s official volunteer program, adding a hometown supporter with a global presence to the upcoming international sports competition.
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to register for a marathon. During the race they tried to forcibly remove her number - a scene that became immortalized, and the photograph of the moment made its way around the world. Afterwards, the number she wore - 261 - has become a symbol of gender equality in sports.
Digital, in a lot of cases of innovation, means convenience and mobility.
BBVA USA has announced a new three-year marketing agreement with University of Alabama Athletics, continuing as an exclusive sponsor of the Crimson Tide through 2023.
The BBVA Classic kicked off Wednesday night, pitting the Houston Dynamo against Mexican powerhouse Club América from Liga BBVA. The match, which was also the quarterfinal match of the inaugural Leagues Cup tournament between club’s from Major League Soccer and Mexico’s LigaMX, succeeded in both sports entertainment and charitable value.
BBVA, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham Legion FC will announce the new name of BBVA Field and unveil updated signage this Saturday before the June 22 match between the Legion and Hartford Athletic.
BBVA, the Houston Dynamo and Dash, and key city leaders gathered at the newly-renamed BBVA Stadium on Thursday to unveil the iconic venue’s new signage in a ceremonial press conference, marking a new beginning for an East End neighborhood staple.
Infectious diseases, high maternal and neonatal mortality rates, illness and ineffective reproductive and sexual health are some of the problems plaguing many places in the world. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number three “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people at all ages”, seeks to address these and other health-related challenges. BBVA also strives to promote initiatives in its field to achieve SDG 3, especially through the work of the BBVA Foundation.
In one week, BBVA Compass will bring together Birmingham, Ala. for an exciting event that the city hasn’t experienced in over a decade.
BBVA Compass and the City of Birmingham will unite to celebrate the grand opening of newly refurbished outdoor basketball courts near Legion Field on Monday, October 1, just one day before the highly-anticipated BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown preseason game.
With less than a month to go until the highly-anticipated BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown, the city of Birmingham is on the verge of hosting its first professional basketball game in more than a decade.
It has been a busy first half of the year for BBVA Compass, which has seen multiple milestones, including a recently-reported year-over-year increase in second quarter earnings.
Garanti Bank, official sponsor of Turkish basketball for more than 17 years, has launched an advertising campaign to support the Turkish national basketball teams, facing the wheelchair basketball world championships that will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from August 16 to 26.
The Colonnade Group and Faush Summit Entertainment today unveiled Iron City Hoop-A-Palooza, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament that will welcome basketball fans o fall ages and skill levels to Birmingham this summer. The tournament is just one in a series of events and opportunities created to celebrate the NBA’s return to Birmingham via the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown.
It has now been one week since the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown’s details were announced, including who would face the Houston Rockets in the preseason game to be held in Birmingham on October 2 (Memphis Grizzlies).
The Houston Dash kick started their 2018 season at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday, March 25, marking the beginning of their fifth season in existence.
BBVA Compass started strong out of the gate in their brand support of multiple initiatives in January, including a meal made for Hollywood, the continuation of a football dynasty and a slam dunk of a branch visit.
The Houston Dynamo’s playoff run last season captured Houston soccer fans’ hearts and attention. That momentum has carried over to the team’s 2018 campaign, in both quality of play and fan enthusiasm.
For the second year in a row, BBVA Compass teamed up with Miami Dolphins Foundation to co-sponsor the Dolphins Cancer Challenge - the annual cycling event that raises funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.
It started as a seemingly impossible challenge that only became more daunting along the way. Four coworkers from CIB, hanging from one of the most mythical mountains for climbers in Spain, exhausted and nearly frozen. Three of them had never climbed before. The easiest way out was to turn around, but they didn’t quit.
Around this time last year, BBVA Compass was gearing up to help the city of Houston host professional football’s biggest game. What resulted was a bevy of activities, including charitable giving, delicious client dinners, and an initiative to help with traffic congestion.
Fans of both Boca Juniors and River Plate, Argentina´s premier soccer teams, can see the BBVA Francés logo on the jerseys of their favorite players. Music lovers, meanwhile, will find the bank sponsors tours by stars of yesterday and today, from Iron Maiden to Katy Perry.
Creating Opportunities is BBVA Compass’ mission and brand promise. The person tasked with leading the team that brings that brand to life through multiple channels was honored this past week by the marketing leadership community organization, The CMO Club.
BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo wrapped up their joint campaign to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with a series of community events that ended when the Dynamo took the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium for the Ninth Annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
Argentine soccer star Leo Messi came to the rescue of his county’s team just when it needed him the most, ensuring it a place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Messi overcame a rough start in the qualifying match against Ecuador, with a hat trick that gave Argentina a 1-3 victory .
In other qualifying matches, Paraguay was defeated by Venezuela, while Chile was eliminated after its defeat by Brazil. Peru and Colombia were tied 1-1; as a result, the Peruvians will move on to face New Zealand in the playoffs. Uruguay, meanwhile, assured itself a place in the World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Bolivia.
Unfortunately, a virus kept me from playing how I would have liked at the WTA Premier tournament in Beijing this week. It’s one of the top tournaments in the women’s circuit and where the most points are given out, after the four Grand Slam tournaments. I was feeling sick for several days after leaving Wuhan. I wasn’t able to practice and even though I tried, the fever kept me from playing as well as I would have liked.
In 2001, Turkey hosted Men’s European Basketball Championship which was a significant breakthrough in turkish basketball. The same year was also important for Garanti as of being the new partner of Turkish Basketball Federation. Garanti created a huge marketing campaign for the national team with the name '12 Giant Men' which became the team’s official name which is still being used today by not just Garanti itself but also by the federation, press and the whole country.
Spanish tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza has achieved one of her lifelong dreams: she has become the top-ranked tennis player in the world. The title became hers after Karolina Plisková of the Czech Republic was defeated by CoCo Vandewehe of the United States (7-6 (4) y 6-3) in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open on Sept 6. Garbiñe will be officially crowned the world’s number one tennis player when the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) publishes its updated ranking on Sept. 11.