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Diversity 04 Aug 2021

Garanti BBVA supports women's wheelchair basketball

The Wheelchair Basketball Women's Turkey Championship

Turkey recently held its women's wheelchair basketball championship which took place in Hatay this year. As part of its social commitment, Garanti BBVA has been supporting this sport´s men's and women's teams since 2013.

Twenty-two players from seventeen clubs participated in a new 4-day edition of the wheelchair basketball championship, where a total of twelve games were played by four mixed teams. The Jasmin team ultimately took the victory.

The championship, sponsored by Garanti BBVA, not only seeks to support female athletes in gaining experience in the discipline, but to encourage new ones to participate in the women's wheelchair basketball team´s (known as “The Twelve Magic Dolls'') selection process. Another intention of the sport is that it´s a multidisciplinary solution that allows them to overcome the physical, psychological, psychosocial, and economic obstacles they often face.

 

The Wheelchair Basketball Women's Turkey Championship

Garanti BBVA has been supporting the men's and women's national teams in this sport since 2013 as part of its social commitment.

Garanti BBVA is aware of its social responsibility and has supported wheelchair basketball since 2013. On one hand, it contributes to athlete development for achieving victories in international competitions through national level selections. On the other, it helps society and the private sector in supporting disabled athletes while helping their teams gain more visibility.

These competitions are organized under the umbrella of the Turkish Sports Federation for the Physically Disabled (TBESF). Along with the other disciplines, athletic activities are of great importance for people with different abilities. It helps them integrate into social life more easily, play a sport under equal conditions and, above all, increase the public's awareness of them.

Studies have shown that playing sports increases communication, helps integration and also facilitates decision-making. In addition, planned workouts are beneficial for your health, make you feel happier in life and can boost your self-esteem.

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