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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A Pledge For Support: Kaspersky backs PH's SEA Games-boarding hockey and lawn tennis teams

07/23/2019 08:27:47 PM

Kaspersky isn't just a firm that deals with cybersecurity, but also a backer of sports. This anti-virus firm has recently pledged to sponsor the country's ice hockey and lawn tennis teams that will compete for the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games later this year.

In a gathering last 11 July 2011 at Makati Diamond Residences with the executives of  Kaspersky, its Philippine distributor iSecure Networks, key athletes, and members of the press, Kaspersky signed a memorandum of understanding; stating the financial incentive project for the athletes participation at the upcoming regional sporting extravaganza that will take place in Manila starting November 19. 

Despite doing this project for the first time, Kaspersky has been an eager supporter of sports teams since 2011. The cybersecurity company has backed a flock of world-recognized squads, including Scuderia Ferrari, FIDE and World Chess Championship, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles rugby team of Australia, and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Felicity Ashton.

With the Philippine teams as an addition, Kaspersky will be committed to award to the Federation of Ice Hockey League and the Philippine Tennis Association the projected three million pesos worth of proceeds from the sale of Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2019 beginning from July to November this year. It will be turned over to the two groups by the end of the project period, which falls in the following month.

“We’re very delighted to support these teams which we believe are powerful contenders in their respective tournaments within the 2019 SEA Games. Kaspersky has always been an avid benefactor of achievers in the sports arena who exemplify the same values that we’re also dedicated to --- passion for elite performance and tenacity to attain success with speed and high level of strategic thinking,” said Yeo Siang Tiong, general manager for Kaspersky Southeast Asia. 

The fund will be granted to the national men’s ice hockey team top-billed by team captain and MVP Steven Fuglister as well as to the tennis team bannered by women’s singles players Marian Jade Capadocia and Anna Clarice Patrimonio. It is also mutually agreed by all parties that the fund will be earmarked for the athletes’ local and overseas training, improvement of facilities and purchase of needed equipment for their respective sport. 

“We’re confident that our selected athletes will make us really proud as they play in the SEA Games in their home court. This is one of the biggest sporting events in the region and our chosen athletes have been working so hard to polish their skills. The incentive is our contribution to help them achieve even more for the country,” said Chris Sy, President, and CEO of iSecure Networks. 

The upcoming South East Asian Games will take place in Manila from 19 November to 11 December 2019.

Meanwhile, customers purchasing Kaspersky consumer products during the SEA games campaign will each stand a chance to win various limited edition Team Pilipinas premium items and cash prizes. Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus are available in leading IT stores nationwide. 

Author: slickmaster | © 2019 The SlickMaster's Files

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