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.
03 May 2021
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.
25 Feb 2019
Garanti has renewed its sponsorship of the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF). The agreement recently signed between Garanti Bank CEO Fuat Erbil and TBF President Hidayet Türkoğlu extends the sponsorship for three more years.
03 Oct 2018
After months of anticipation, the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown tipped off last night at 7 p.m. at Legacy Arena in front of 16,888 fans in attendance, culminating in a 131-115 Houston Rockets win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
01 Oct 2018
BBVA Compass hosted a star-studded ribbon cutting at public basketball courts near Legion Field on Oct. 1, featuring city leaders, bank representatives, former professional basketball players, and current Houston Rockets players.
25 Sep 2018
In one week, BBVA Compass will bring together Birmingham, Ala. for an exciting event that the city hasn’t experienced in over a decade.
24 Sep 2018
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.
06 Sep 2018
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.
13 Aug 2018
Exactly 50 days away from the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown, Birmingham City Schools (BCS) recognized William J. Christian K-8 students as winners of the BCS Attendance Challenge. The school hosted a pep rally in the gymnasium to inform students of the honor.
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.
30 Jul 2018
21 Jun 2018
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.
20 Jun 2018
BBVA Compass and the Houston Rockets today announced Buy On Purpose as the winner of the Small Business Opportunity Contest, awarding them the top prize of $10,000.
10 May 2018
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).
04 May 2018
BBVA Compass and the Houston Rockets teamed up on Thursday, May 3, at a press conference held at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame to announce the date, location and opponent of the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown.
The preseason game, which was initially announced in August 2017 by Houston Rockets superstar James Harden in front of 800 Parker High School juniors and seniors, is slated for October 2 at 7 p.m. at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex against the Memphis Grizzlies.
02 Apr 2018
As the playoffs quickly approach, BBVA Compass and the Houston Rockets are creating clutch opportunities for a local small business to rise up against the competition, officially starting the BBVA Compass Small Business Opportunity contest today, April 2.
18 Dec 2017
06 Oct 2017
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.
18 Aug 2017
BBVA Compass brand ambassador James Harden of the Houston Rockets landed in Birmingham Thursday to help make a surprise announcement at Parker High School: the bank will bring a preseason game to Birmingham, between the Rockets and an as-yet-unnamed team in 2018, for the first time in more than a decade.
28 Jul 2017
BBVA Compass’ brand ambassador James Harden is at it again, bringing opportunities for a bright future for aspiring basketball players, holding a camp of over 650 kids at the Legend Sports Complex in The Woodlands, Texas the weekend of July 22.
24 Jul 2017
Garanti supports basketball in a wide range of categories, from national senior teams to national youth teams and from academies to wheelchair basketball. With the brands 12 Giant Men (National Men’s Basketball Team), Pixies of the Court (National Women’s Basketball Team), 12 Brave Hearts (National Men’s Wheel Chair Basketball Team) and 12 Magical Wrists (National Women’s Wheel Chair Basketball Team), Garanti has added to the culture of Turkish basketball.
30 Jun 2017
The Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass have officially announced Backpacks 4 Kids AZ, Inc. as the winner of the second annual “Bright Futures Women in Business” promotion, an initiative designed to support women-owned businesses and create opportunity for a brighter future throughout the Valley.
09 Jun 2017
16 May 2017
The Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass have teamed up for the second annual “Bright Futures Women in Business” promotion, an initiative designed to support women-owned businesses and create opportunity for a brighter future throughout the Valley.
20 Apr 2017
BBVA Compass and NBA Legends TJ Ford and Robert Horry tipped off an NBA Cares event on Thursday to inspire and teach financial literacy to local students at Houston’s John F. Kennedy Elementary School.
20 Feb 2017
In an electrifying display of bright, athletic talent, the World Team held off the U.S. Team 150-141 in a hotly contested BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.
16 Feb 2017
For the third consecutive year, the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge will pit bright stars with rising NBA careers against each other in a U.S. versus World format this Friday, Feb. 17
09 Jan 2017
BBVA Compass, the Official Bank of the NBA, announced today the addition of Dallas Mavericks forward and NBA champion Harrison Barnes to its roster of brand ambassadors.
29 Dec 2016
In a year brimming with stellar sporting events, BBVA’s ambassadors and sponsored teams excelled. The Rio Games, the Copa America Centenario, the NBA, tennis and soccer tournaments are just some of the stages in which they proved their worth.
10 Oct 2016
The NBA is back. So much so that the 30 franchises are now deeply immersed in the 2016/2017 preseason. Here at bbva.com we will go over the changes in the teams from the Eastern Conference and Western Conference, as well as their outlook for the season. Will the Cleveland Cavaliers repeat as champions this season? We’ll have to wait for the answer to this and many other questions during this exciting season.