In line with the Bank’s comprehensive social responsibility strategy and ongoing support of youth and sports activities
Dr. Hamad AlHasawi – Secretary General at Kuwait Banking Association, Mr. Masoud M. J. Hayat, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of Burgan Bank Group, and Ms. Kholoud AlFeeli, Group Head - Corporate Communications, with the Burgan team at the bank’s booth during the tournament
Kuwait, 19th July 2022: Burgan Bank sponsored the Kuwait Banking Association’s (KBA) First Padel Tournament, which was held from June 30 to July 2 at the Masaha Padel Court and featured the participation of teams from various local banks. This comes in line with Burgan Bank’s comprehensive social responsibility strategy and its commitment to sponsoring major community events – especially those that promote positive trends and popular sports activities, such as Padel.
A total of 128 teams took part in the tournament, with 64 teams in the male category and another 64 in the female. Several of these teams were dedicated to bank staff, including two teams, one female team and the other male team for Burgan Bank staff. The competition took place over the course of three days, the first two of which saw the male participants compete whilst the final day was dedicated to the female teams – and at the end of which the top three teams were rewarded with valuable cash prizes.
On her part, Ms. Hessa Hussain Al-Najadah, Senior Manager - Public Relations at Burgan Bank, said: “We are proud to sponsor and participate in this tournament organized by KBA, as events such as this truly strengthen the bonds between us in the local banking sector, in addition to helping foster the local sports culture. As a bank, we are always keen on encouraging people – and young people especially – to invest their time in sports. Padel, as the most popular sport of the moment has been very successful in getting young people to be more physically active and adopt healthy hobbies.” She further added: “At Burgan Bank, we have always made a point to sponsor various sport programs and initiatives, as part of our comprehensive, sustainability-focused social responsibility program. We have also been committed to investing in youth and sports in every way we can.”
Burgan Bank continues to implement its social responsibility strategies by supporting vital sectors within the Kuwaiti community. The Bank maintains a rich and diverse program of events, campaigns and initiatives – with sports remaining a cornerstone of its program throughout the year.